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Heating Oil Dealers Rally Against New Tax For Efficiency ProgramsSubscribe to RSS feed

Heating oil dealers rallied at a public hearing Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford against a tax proposed to fund some of the state's efficiency projects. The tax on heating oil and propane — 1.5 cents per gallon until July 2014, 2.5 cents per gallon until July 2015, and 3.5 cents per gallon on forward — would feed into a fund set aside for programs that audit and outfit home to make them more energy efficiency. So far these programs for heating oil and propane users have received patchwork funding from a number of sources. (more)