Legislative Panel Approves Wind Turbine Regulations on 4th Try

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Energy, Top Story
Windmills on the horizon in Providence, Rhode Island. (photo: cjzurcher)

Windmills on the horizon in Providence, Rhode Island. (photo: cjzurcher)

A long-running dispute over how to regulate power-generating wind turbines in Connecticut ended Tuesday when a legislative committee finally approved new rules that will end a nearly three-year stalemate on the issue.

Wind energy businesses were fearful of more delays, warning failure to approve the regulations this time around could kill chances for moving ahead with wind turbines in this state.

For more on this story, visit: Legislative Panel Approves Wind Turbine Regulations on 4th Try | Capitol Watch.

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Finally, on Earth Day, the committee agreed that the Siting Council had fulfilled their duty, and lifted the moratorium. “This is not only a great win for the environment,” said Lauren Savidge, a staff attorney for the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. “It also opens up a market for wind turbines in our state that will create jobs, and increase the amount of in-state energy generation.”

For more on this story, visit: Legislative Committee Approves Wind Power Siting Regulations | WNPR News.

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