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Connecticut OK's Wind Power Rules, Ends Moratorium

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Connecticut lawmakers have approved regulations governing wind power in Connecticut, ending an impasse that blocked new turbines producing clean energy.

The legislature's Regulation Review Committee approved regulations Tuesday that define various mechanical parts of wind turbines, stipulate how siting officials may measure the height of wind turbines and provide other technical details.

A 2011 law called for the state Siting Council to adopt regulations governing wind power. But the Regulation Review Committee has rejected several proposed rules since late last year.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told reporters on Monday that it was time to enact the regulations and allow projects to move forward.

Sen. Bob Duff, the Senate chairman of the Energy and Technology Committee, called the new rules a "sensible policy" that encourages competition and lower costs.

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Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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