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On Nov. 26, the Connecticut legislature extended a long-standing ban on wind power development in the state.

According to a Hartford Business Journal report, the legislature established the wind moratorium in 2011. The law prohibits any new wind turbines pending regulations from the Connecticut Siting Council; however, the state's Regulation Review Committee has not approved any of the five proposals the siting council has devised in the past two years.

At the latest hearing, the report says the Regulation Review Committee didn’t vote on the newest set of proposed rules but ordered the Connecticut Siting Council to meet with legislators and address their apprehensions.

It is not likely that the Connecticut Siting Council will have a new proposal until at least February, meaning that the moratorium will remain in place and keep potential wind developers in the state from cashing in on the production tax credit.

The full Hartford Business Journal report is available HERE.





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