Environmental groups urge lawmakers to pass CT Climate Protection Act

The Connecticut Climate Protection Act would aim to install more than 300,000 residential heat pumps in the next years.

John Craven and Nicole Alarcon Soares

Apr 3, 2024, 8:58 PM

Updated 20 days ago

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Environmental groups pushed for aggressive action on climate change on Wednesday.
The groups lobbied lawmakers to pass the Connecticut Climate Protection Act.
It would phase out natural gas and require state agencies to be carbon-neutral by 2050.
There are also incentives to build renewable energy schools.
"I keep hearing this bill is so onerous on business. It is a Christmas present for business. It is so full of incentives that even CBIA likes this bill," said state Rep. Christine Palm.
The bill aims to install more than 300,000 residential heat pumps by 2026.
Fuel companies say that would overload the power grid and lead to higher electricity bills.


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