NORWALK, Conn. -- State Sen. Bob Duff (D- Norwalk/Darien) celebrated Earth Day by joining fellow members of the General Assembly’s Regulations Review Committee to vote for final passage of state regulations to govern the siting of wind turbines.
The vote clears the way for construction of new wind power in Connecticut, lifting an effective moratorium in the absence of approved regulations.
“Our state has adopted a sensible policy of not picking winners amongst the various clean energy technologies, instead encouraging them to compete against one another to offer the lowest possible cost," Duff said in a statement. "The effective moratorium on wind development prevented that technology from competing freely, but I expect we will soon see new projects move forward.”
The new regulations will take effect after being filed with the secretary of the state.