Connecticut Siting Council Rejects Wind Project Proposal

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The Connecticut Siting Council voted 6-2 against a proposal by BNE Energy Inc. to build a 3.2 MW wind project in Prospect, Conn., Bloomberg Business reports. Residents opposed the proposed project, claiming it would reduce property values because of noise and shadow flicker.

‘We feel that it's a sad day in Connecticut when the siting council would reject a wind project just because some people might see wind turbines off in the distance,’ Paul Corey, chairman of BNE Energy, told Bloomberg Business.

BNE Energy has proposed another wind project in Colebrook. Corey plans to wait until the June siting council vote for that project before deciding whether to appeal the Prospect decision or to submit a revised plan.

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