COVENTRY – The state’s Office of Energy Resources (OER) is proposing a bill that would direct local municipalities to meet certain renewable energy siting standards by implementing ordinances dictating where such facilities can be built in each city or town.
Coventry has had a particularly interesting relationship with renewable energy over the last several years. Many residents have expressed concerns about several wind turbines installed in Greene by Green Energy Development, which they claim are causing issues with noise and shadow flicker, among other things. There are also concerns about solar installations in town.
The bill being proposed, 2018H7793, would require that by July 1, 2019 all cities and towns throughout the state establish renewable energy siting ordinances that meet certain standards that will be set by a group in the OER. The legislation is slated to be heard by the House Environment Committee this Thursday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 203 of the Statehouse. ... .. .