Moving Forward with Off-Shore Wind Energy Legislation

March 18, 2019

As Vice Chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, I am happy to share with you two important off shore wind measures moved out of committee.

SB 875, An Act Expanding Connecticut’s Offshore Wind Energy Portfolio, would expand offshore wind energy and HB 7156, An Act Concerning The Procurement Of Energy Derived From Offshore Wind, would authorize the procurement of energy derived from offshore wind.

Both of these measures are critical components in our mission to finding renewable sources of energy to fulfill the growing demand for cleaner and more affordable solutions. I am pleased that the Committee is open to advancing these measures and supporting ideas that facilitate the development of alternative fuel options.

The bills are now in a favorable position to move forward with full consideration by the General Assembly as the Legislative Session progresses.

I am proud of the bipartisan work we have are doing in our committee and look forward to continue working with my colleagues to make sure our state is ready for the emerging wind power industry.