The Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said earlier this month that officials are evaluating whether the state should leave the regional power grid, among other major shifts they are considering.
According to The Hartford Courant, Commissioner Katie Dykes said this was influenced, in part, by a “lack of leadership” at ISO-New England on the issue of decreasing its reliance on fossil fuels. She continued, saying that ISO-New England’s policies are driving larger investments in natural gas pipelines and power plants that the state “doesn’t want and doesn’t need”.
Connecticut is the only state in New England where a new natural gas facility is slated to be built. Environmentalists argue that this move contradicts Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposal to cut the state’s carbon emissions by 2040.
Click here to read more.