Monday, February 05, 2007

Energy Overhaul in CT

SNL Interactive:

Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell intends to seek from lawmakers changes to how the state regulates energy prices.

The governor will ask lawmakers to approve the creation of a new Department of Energy and make organizational changes to existing agencies including the Office of Policy and Management, Office of Consumer Counsel and Department of Public Utility Control.

The changes, Rell said in a Feb. 4 statement, are intended to provide for better energy planning and new conservation measures and will include creation of a task force to study ways to aggregate purchases to lower energy prices.