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Some Eversource customers in Connecticut say their energy bills have more than doubled, as they’ve been running home air conditioning non-stop during quarantine. Now, state regulators have rolled back electric rates and launched an investigation. 

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On Wednesday Governor Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., appointed Arthur House, the head of the state Public Utility Regulatory Authority to a newly created position of state chief cybersecurity risk officer.

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Connecticut’s utility regulators would like their agency to once again be independent. The agency used to be known as the Department of Public Utility Control, until four years ago. That's when Governor Dannel Malloy changed the name to Public Utility Regulatory Authority, or PURA, and placed it under the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Malloy said he did that in an effort to make government more efficient.