Archive for January, 2011
HARTFORD, Conn., January 10, 2011 — Operation Fuel asked state legislators to adopt a low income residential utility rate for households that are struggling financially during a news conference today at the state capitol where the non-profit released a report that shows Connecticut’s annual home energy affordability gap is $480 million.
The energy affordability gap is statewide, affecting both urban and rural areas, and increasingly is affecting more and more households with moderate incomes, according to the Home Energy Affordability Gap: Connecticut (2010) report, which was prepared for Operation Fuel by regional economist Roger D. Colton, a partner with Fisher, Sheehan & Colton Public Finance and General Economics, of Belmont, Mass.
For the past few years, Operation Fuel has been trying to get a low income residential utility rate approved for Connecticut households that are struggling financially. “Approving this rate is the best way to help our lower-income families and elderly close the affordability gap,” explained Operation Fuel’s Executive Director Patricia Wrice.
Please click here to view CTN’s full coverage of the Appropriations, Human Services and Energy Committees Informational Forum on Low-Income Residential Utility Customer Rates.