Daniel Esty Appointed Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
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.”