Advocacy groups seek info on Conn. energy policy

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Advocacy groups in Connecticut have made a broad public records request for documents related to the Malloy administration's energy policy, particularly about proposed changes in renewable energy use.

The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/183MIGQ ) that the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, the state's chapter of Common Cause and others asked for documents on Friday. Energy officials on Friday released a final report on recommended changes in renewable energy use, including power purchases from large-scale hydropower facilities.

Environmentalists say Energy Commissioner Dan Esty is reducing an emphasis on wind and solar power and that their advice has been ignored.

Dennis Schain, a spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Policy, said public records will show contacts and conversations with a wide range of people.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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