Connecticut Legislators Pass Critical Climate Bills

Legislation moves to Gov. Lamont for signature

Connecticut state house building where senators and representatives meet to discuss legislative issues.

Connecticut State House. Photo: Shutterstock

April 28, 2022 (HARTFORD, CT) – Connecticut’s Senate and House have passed two important climate bills that will increase access to clean energy and reduce emissions. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“The climate crisis will not spare Connecticut, and our legislators are clearly taking this threat seriously,” said CLF attorney Shannon Laun. “Expanding clean, renewable energy will help us cut emissions and protect the air our families breathe. It’s time for Governor Lamont to sign these bills into law so we can get to work.”

Senate Bill 10 strengthens Connecticut’s commitment to clean energy by requiring 100% of electricity supplied in the state to be zero-carbon by 2040. Senate Bill 176 will increase access to clean energy by expanding Connecticut’s shared solar and commercial solar programs.

CLF experts are available for further comment.