The Battle to Eliminate Single-Use Straws Passes First Hurdle

March 21, 2019

The Environment Committee voted 22-6 in favor of moving, HB 5385An Act Requiring the Elimination of Single-Use Plastic Straws, out of committee. 

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Moving Forward with Off-Shore Wind Energy Legislation

March 18, 2019

As Vice Chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, I am happy to share with you two important off shore wind measures moved out of committee.

SB 875, An Act Expanding Connecticut’s Offshore Wind Energy Portfolio, would expand offshore wind energy and HB 7156, An Act Concerning The Procurement Of Energy Derived From Offshore Wind, would authorize the procurement of energy derived from offshore wind.

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Mansfield Students Join Youth Climate Strike

March 16, 2019

Rep. Gregg Haddad praises Mansfield Middle School students who joined other youths around the globe to raise awareness of climate change. “Students are the most important constituency for this,” Haddad told them. “We understand that you’re going to be living in this world long after us and the decisions we’re making today will be very impactful on your lives.” 

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A Green New Deal for Connecticut

February 28, 2019

The state took its first step in potentially introducing a Green New Deal to invest in renewable energy and green technology. House Bill 5002, An Act Concerning the Development of a Green New Deal, came before the Energy and Technology Committee for a Public Hearing.

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