The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy estimates a federal energy bill with strong efficiency provisions will save the average Connecticut family $349 a year on its energy bills and create 8,900 jobs in Connecticut by 2020.
Over the next decade, tough energy-efficiency measures also would eliminate as much pollution as 1 million cars on Connecticut's roads emit in one year.
We are counting on Sens. Christopher Dodd and Joseph Lieberman to do everything in their power to pass a bill with strong energy-efficiency requirements to put cash in back in our wallets and position America to lead the fight against global warming.
The writer is an Environment Connecticut fellow.