State of Connecticut Archives: on Energy & Oil


David Walker: Reduce energy costs while protecting the environment

Connecticut has among the highest energy costs in the country. Our environment is also impacted by the policies and practices of many other states. We must take steps to reduce energy costs to improve our competitive posture while protecting the environment.
Source: 2014 CT Lt. Gubernatorial campaign website, WalkerForCT.com Jul 2, 2014

Chris Murphy: Cap oil prices; let market decide green technology

Both candidates also pushed for investment in renewable energy sources and limiting dependence on foreign oil. Murphy called for a cap on oil prices and letting the free market decide which greener technologies to invest in. Bysiewicz proposed forcing utility companies to buy back energy produced by homeowners and small businesses that install their own solar panels and windmills.
Source: Easton Daily Voice on 2012 CT Senate debate May 24, 2012

Susan Bysiewicz: Require energy buybacks from solar panels and windmills

Both candidates also pushed for investment in renewable energy sources and limiting dependence on foreign oil. Murphy called for a cap on oil prices and letting the free market decide which greener technologies to invest in. Bysiewicz proposed forcing utility companies to buy back energy produced by homeowners and small businesses that install their own solar panels and windmills.
Source: Easton Daily Voice on 2012 CT Senate debate May 24, 2012

Chris Murphy: Energy reform is my holy grail

Bysiewicz and Murphy agreed on the need for exploring alternative energy resources, with Murphy stating that "energy reform is my holy grail." He said Democrats "should stop being bullied around" by Republicans who contend that oil and gas drilling is the best solution. "We can't drill our way out of the problem," he said. Bysiewicz also said she would make energy independence a priority.
Source: New Haven Register on 2012 CT Senate debate May 23, 2012

Chris Murphy: End oil speculation to drive down gas prices

Murphy noted he has joined other lawmakers in calling for a crackdown on excessive oil speculation that some argue drives up gasoline prices.
Source: Westport News coverage of 2012 CT Senate debates Apr 10, 2012

Susan Bysiewicz: Security transactional tax to invest in green technology

Bysiewicz said she would take the revenue from the security transactional tax to invest in green technology like Germany has done, while also helping to refinance the 100,000 homeowners in the state whose properties are under water. Bysiewicz said her tax on security transactions would raise $10 trillion over 10 years.
Source: New Haven Register on 2012 CT Senate debate Mar 3, 2012

Linda McMahon: Cap-and-trade is an energy tax

On energy policy, McMahon labeled her Democratic opponent a supporter of the cap-and-trade policy, which she described as an energy tax that will re-emerge under the Obama administration.

Blumenthal said he supported cap-and-trade in concept, but he rejected labeling it an energy tax. He called cap-and-trade legislation dead and said tax incentives should be directed toward fuel-cell and other clean-energy technologies.

Source: Wilton Villager coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate Oct 7, 2010

Richard Blumenthal: Cap-and-trade OK; fuel cells & clean energy better

On energy policy, McMahon labeled her Democratic opponent a supporter of the cap-and-trade policy, which she described as an energy tax that will re-emerge under the Obama administration.

Blumenthal said he supported cap-and-trade in concept, but he rejected labeling it an energy tax. He called cap-and-trade legislation dead and said tax incentives should be directed toward fuel-cell and other clean-energy technologies.

Source: Wilton Villager coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate Oct 7, 2010

Jodi Rell: Energy and heating assistance for families in need

In August, with the cost of gasoline and home heating oil rising past $4 a gallon, we knew we needed to do something to help, long before the first cold winds of autumn or winter blew.

We produced a package of proposals aimed at providing energy and heating assistance for families in need, as well as for the elderly, schools and non-profits. And we paid outright for these proposals. And while prices have come down, regrettably, more and more people still need our help.

Source: 2009 State of the State Speech to the CT General Assembly Jan 7, 2009

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