July 30, 2013
Energy Legislation – Connecticut seeking energy efficiency solutions for its citizens. The work of Governor “Malloy, Lawmakers Celebrate Energy Bill Approval” to improve the standards of energy efficiency across the state.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state lawmakers approved legislation that “establishes a privately financed program to improve residential energy efficiency and increase renewable energy initiatives. It calls for a grant and loan pilot program to support onsite electricity generation at hospitals, police and fire stations and other facilities in Connecticut.”
Malloy says, “the new law will lower consumer utility rates, create jobs and better protect the environment. The legislature approved the proposal last month.”
The outcome of such legislation is slated to “reduce the maximum sulfur content of heating oil and expands the ability of utility companies to trim trees near their electric and telecommunications lines.”
The work of states to formulate legislation also demands education, training and business supportive infrastructure can yield jobs by expanding the skill sets of its statewide businesses to deliver these strategic services. Without trained professionals, legislation can often be toothless. There is a need to supplement legislation with functional services that match the power of the words on paper.
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- Energy efficiency could save Australia billions… but that’s not news (reneweconomy.com.au)