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Friday, April 20, 2007

Bloggers at the Capitol series: Energy reform and conservation

The next part of the "Bloggers at the Capitol" series focuses on energy reform and conservation in Connecticut.

For those who don't know, last month a groups of bloggers met with several top Democratic legislators at the Capitol and had the opportunity to had a question them over a wide variety of issues that are on the minds of the public. As many people know, people in Connecticut are now paying the highest electric rates in the country. In the following videoclip, State Rep Steve Fontana (D-87th Dist.), chairman of the Energy Technology committee details how state legislators are attempting to tackle this issue as well as other numerous energy problems in the state.

In my small (and rare) cameo appearance, I ask Rep. Fontana what the state is doing in terms of promoting conservation, primarily educating the public about the inefficiency of incandescent lightbulds and the benefits of using compact florescent bulbs.

Details of the bill State Rep. Fontana discussed, H.B. 7098, can be viewed here.