The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has given final approval to a program to convert 280,000 homes and businesses to natural gas heat over the next 10 years.
It’s part of the state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy to lower costs and pollution by taking advantage of natural gas.
Natural gas is cleaner than other fossil fuels and cheaper at the moment due to increased production in North America. But the big question is how to get people to make the financial investment to switch.
Gov. Dannel Malloy at Union Station in New Haven, CT announcing substation upgrade. Behind him (L to R) are U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, CT DOT Comm. James Redeker and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said work is beginning Monday on an upgrade to a substation in Cos Cob, Connecticut. The $10 million upgrade is expected to improve the operation of Metro North’s New Haven line trains.
Governor Dannel Malloy proposed some more tax relief for Connecticut residents on Friday. A tax break for retired teachers and the removal of the state sales tax on non-prescription drugs are among the proposals.
Metro-North is undergoing a lot of changes these days, from a new president to infrastructure and safety improvements sparked by last year’s derailments. But the rail company’s overhaul has caused delays and service disruptions that is stoking commuters' frustration.