(Cromwell, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The public will get a half dozen opportunities in August and September to comment on a Comprehensive Energy Strategy released this week by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

It’s an update of a plan that first came to fore five years ago to study cheaper, cleaner ways to produce energy.

One of the components of that plan calls for a charge on heating and propane consumption.

But Chris Herb, president of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, says there’s already a charge consumers pay on their electric bill, calling the proposal a double tax.

He says there’s concern on increasing costs, particularly on lower income residents and the elderly.

The first of the hearings is set for August 14 in Willimantic.

  1. Just another tax. Your money is theirs.

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