Sen. Kane & Rep. Williams Host Regional Energy Forum In Watertown

August 27, 2008

Senator Rob Kane (R-32) and Representative Sean Williams (R-68) this week hosted a free informational energy forum at the Watertown Senior Center to help consumers understand how statewide fuel assistance and conservation programs may help them to save money this winter. The two legislators were joined by representatives from Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P).State Senator Rob Kane

“The rising cost of home heating fuels is going to make this winter difficult for everyone, and it is going to become increasingly important for people to know what kind of help is available and how to get it. We are grateful to CL&P for joining us in helping to provide information that will make a real, positive difference for our constituents,” said Senator Kane.

Senator Kane and Representative Williams noted that the General Assembly held a special legislative session last week to pass a $44 million energy relief package that expands home heating assistance programs and energy conservation tax breaks for low- and middle-income families and small businesses.

“Our constituents, understandably, have a lot of questions about how this new legislation will affect them. One of the reasons for holding this forum is to answer those questions, and to stress the importance of determining eligibility for the various programs. Senator Kane and I understand that not everyone who is interested could attend our forum, and we urge those who have questions to contact our legislative offices in Hartford,” said Representative Williams.

Senator Kane noted that the Senate Republican Caucus this week announced the details of a new public awareness campaign, including a new easy-to-use website that provides “one-stop shopping” for information and application materials for various state and federal energy assistance programs and tax incentives available to Connecticut residents and businesses. The website address is:

Also, constituents may contact Senator Kane and Representative Williams at their legislative offices in Hartford. Senator Kane may be reached at 1-800-842-1421 or via e-mail to [email protected]. Representative Williams may be reached at 1-800-842-1423 or via e-mail to [email protected].