Daniel Esty Appointed Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
February 10, 2011  //  By:   //  Blog Post  //  No Comment

Professor Daniel Esty, Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, has been appointed by the Governor of Connecticut to be the commissioner of the newly-formed Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). The role of the agency is to consolidate Connecticut’s various energy branches, including the Department of Public Utility Control and the Department of Environmental Protection, into a centralized unit for more effective coordination of state energy and environmental policies.

“The state is undoubtedly in a period when we need to make serious changes to our energy policies”, Esty said. “It is an honor to be asked to serve in this new role, to ensure that the people of Connecticut get lower-cost energy, a greater energy efficiency and really become leaders in the push toward a clean energy future.”

Read more about this announcement in Connecticut Plus and in the Yale Daily Bulletin.

About the Author :

Sara Svensson joined the GEG team in June 2010 working out of Gothenburg in Sweden. She spent the first half of 2011 working full-time in Boston with the GEG Project. Sara is a global youth representative in the UNEP Major Groups Facilitating Committee and the UNEP Civil Society Advisory Group on International Environmental Governance.

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