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Newsroom - 2008

December 12, 2008
REP. TERRY BACKER TO LEAD STATES CLEAN ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY EFFORT
State Representative Terry Backer has been appointed by incoming Speaker Christopher G. Donovan to chair the newly created legislative sub--committee for Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency. READ MORE

September 26, 2008
REPRESENTATIVE TERRY BACKER GIVEN THE CONGRESSMAN ROSCOE BARTLETT AWARD
Award given for speaking truth to power from the association for the study of peak oil and nature gas
Connecticut State Representative Terry Backer was recognized by the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Natural Gas (ASPO) at their annual World Oil Conference with the Congressman Roscoe Bartlett Speaking Truth to Power award. READ MORE

May 21, 2008
REP. BACKER FIGHTS TO MAINTAIN STREETS AROUND AIRPORT
State Representative Terry Backer announced that both the House and Senate have approved a continuation of the prohibition on the Department of Transportation to realign or move Main Street in the vicinity of the Airport where the runways intersect. READ MORE

May 8, 2008
CONNECTICUT BEGINS PLANNING FOR PEAK OIL
Representative Backer Applauds Passage Of Bill Aimed At Securing Connecticut's Energy Future
State Rep. Terry Backer announced passage of a bill he authored, House Bill 5724, An Act Concerning Energy Scarcity And Security, that will take steps to ensure Connecticut's energy planning is in place and alternative strategies have been designed to address the ever increasing cost and potential supply disruption in the face of rising oil prices. READ MORE

March 12, 2008
REP. BACKER ANNOUNCES COMMITTEE PASSAGE TO REINSTATE SALES TAX EXEMPTION ON ENERGY STAR APPLIANCES
Representative Terry Backer is pleased that a call he made at the State Capitol to legislative leaders to revive a sales tax holiday on Energy Star-rated appliances has taken a step forward with a favorable vote in the Energy and Technology Committee. SB 505, An Act Concerning A Sales Tax Exemption for Energy Star Appliances, extends the exemption on certain appliances through June 30th, 2009.
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March 7, 2008
REPRESENTATIVES INTRODUCE NEW CLEAN ENERGY BILLS, LEGISLATION TO CREATE NEW 'DEPARTMENT OF CLEAN ENERGY'
This afternoon State Reps. Jim O'Rourke, Diana Urban, Terry Backer and Mary Mushinsky called for a major initiative to create a new 'Clean Energy Economy' in Connecticut. With the rising prices of gas and oil scarcity, the bills aim to convert Connecticut's current fossil fuel-based energy economy to one completely reliant on clean energy. READ MORE

January 22, 2008
REP. BACKER CALLS FOR REINSTATED SALES TAX EXEMPTION ON ENERGY STAR APPLIANCES
Representative Terry Backer during a press conference at the State Capitol, called on legislative leaders to revive a sales tax holiday on Energy Star-rated appliances. READ MORE

January 19, 2008
UTILITY COMPANY PROPOSAL SHOULD OFFER OPTIONS FOR LOCAL RENEWABLE ENERGY
Reading the utility company's 260 page plus Inaugurated Resource Plan, which looks forward at electric demand, supply and cost is a bit like eating a plate of beans. It's hard to digest and it stays with you.
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