Esty Releases Past Speaking Engagements
By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Daniel Esty, commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, has released a list of past speaking engagements where he earned a total of $1.2 million as a Yale University professor. He says he will no longer accept fees while he serves as the commissioner.
Esty released the list of speaking engagements Wednesday. It includes a range of well-known companies, including Monsanto, Coca Cola, Raytheon, and IBM. He said most were from out-of-state.
The commissioner was paid $15,000 for a speech he gave in Cleveland this week. He said it was arranged earlier.
Esty is well-known for writing “Green to Gold,” about how companies can successfully use environmental strategies.
The Hartford Courant recently reported Esty was also paid $205,000 in consulting fees from 1997 to 2005 from Northeast Utilities.
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