Residents of CT continue to show their commitment to banning fracking waste – thirty-five towns have banned the toxic substance from being stored or transported in their towns. Citizens are active in fifteen more towns – please read this article to learn about upcoming meetings and votes in the beginning of January.
IREJN continues to collaborate with Food & Water Watch on banning fracking waste in CT. Congratulations to the residents of Rocky Hill, which became the thirty-third town to ban fracking waste. Click here to read about the efforts in thirteen more towns to ban this toxic, radioactive waste.
In early November, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced plans to procure offshore wind in 2018 – a significant victory for clean energy advocates!
The latest law regarding the monthly fixed charge on electric bills narrowly limits what can be included in that bill. United Illuminating is testing this law with a new rate case to keep the charge at its current rate. Our experts are saying the the new law will result in a decrease of 56% in the monthly fixed charge – from $17.25 to $7.63! Find out what you can do to make sure the Public Utility Regulatory Authority applies the law when they consider UI’s case.
We are excited to announce a faith-based effort to promote residential solar through the Solarize program. The Unitarian Societies of Bridgeport, Hartford, and Manchester are working together to launch a Faith-based Solarize program this fall. Please read this article for more information on how your house of worship can participate!
The residents of Rocky Hill handed Spectra Energy a decisive defeat last week when the Town Council voted anonymously to deny a lease for an infusion station where compressed gas would be released into the Algonquin pipeline.
The CT Roundtable on Climate & Jobs responded today to PURA’s draft decision to allow CL&P to increase the distribution charge from $16.00 to $19.00. Read the press release here.