wind energy

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Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse Tuesday, approving regulations for wind power. The approval ends a moratorium on new wind turbines in the state.

Question before Conn. Supreme Court: "Is wind a fuel?"

Feb 21, 2014

Among the questions the Connecticut Supreme Court heard Friday was this – can wind  be considered fuel? The case centers on whether the state council that approves the siting of power facilities had the authority to approve a wind turbine project in Colebrook, Connecticut. A collection of homeowners in Colebrook and a community group that is arguing for greater regulation of wind farms sued the state over the approval of that farm.

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Connecticut environmental officials announced Friday that the state has chosen a wind energy farm and a solar energy project to help diversify the state’s energy portfolio. The solar installation will be in Connecticut, but the wind farm will not be.