Connecticut Strives for Highest Electricity Rates in the USA

By David Middleton – Re-Blogged From WUWT

I was born in Connecticut. I was educated in Connecticut. I have never regretted emigrating to Texas nearly 40 years ago…

Connecticut’s offshore wind deals may drive up electricity costs for consumers
ENERGY
MARC E. FITCH SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

As Connecticut lawmakers and Eversource executives battle back and forth over rate increases and Eversource’s response to storm Isaias, offshore wind agreements set in place by Connecticut could potentially drive electricity rates even higher in the future.

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East Coast Govs Want to Jack Up Gas Taxes to California Levels

‘In the face of continued inaction and all-out climate denial from the Trump Administration, regional, cooperative efforts … are critically important…’

Several East Coast governors from both political parties are considering policies that would circumvent President Donald Trump’s de-regulated auto emissions standards and force drivers to pay more at the pump.

Raising gas taxes would allow states to invest additional funds into public transit, electric vehicles and other environmentally friendly infrastructure, thereby addressing rising carbon emissions.

More than a dozen states are considering the agreement, which is based on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, according to Politico.

Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, New York, Maine and New Hampshire are all part of the proposal. Eight of these states have Democratic governors, and the other four have Republicans.

Oil Industry And Left-Wing Enviros Find Common Cause In A Carbon Tax

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Natural Gas in US Soars 60-Fold Amid Icy Squeeze in Northeast

By Bloomberg – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

Natural gas surged to 60 times the going rate as howling blizzard conditions stoked demand for the furnace fuel across the U.S. Northeast.

Spot prices for the fuel used to heat homes and generate power recently reached a record $175 per million British thermal units in New York, according to Consolidated Edison Inc. That’s a far cry from the $2.93 that U.S. gas futures have been averaging on the New York Mercantile Exchange this winter.

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