Lawmakers Consider Boosting Heating Assistance As Study Points to Worsening Energy Affordability Gap

A screenshot of an interactive map by Operation Fuel depicting building energy affordability.

A recent Operation Fuel study indicated that more than 424,000 Connecticut households were struggling with unaffordable home energy costs.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Legislative leaders will consider allocating more resources to assist struggling households with heating costs, House Speaker Matt Ritter said Thursday as Operation Fuel released a study finding a widening energy affordability gap in Connecticut.

Ritter was among a bipartisan group of legislators to join the emergency fuel assistance group during a morning press conference in the Legislative Office Building. The study, conducted by the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, concluded that the gap between the energy costs Connecticut families could afford and what they were asked to pay grew by 37% since 2020.

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