State to upgrade pier for use by off-shore wind projects

Changes are on the way for the state pier in New London (WFSB)

NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -- The governor and the Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection are applauding legislation that gives the ‘okay’ for the development of off-shore wind in Connecticut.

The bill passed in the state House on Tuesday afternoon, and now goes to the state Senate.

Supporters say it'll help Connecticut deliver zero carbon renewable energy.

“Energy & electricity is not a partisan issue. We have to do whatever we can to make sure people in the state of Connecticut have what they need to operate businesses and homes and to move forward into next generation of energy,” said Republican State Senator Paul Formica.

Earlier this month, Governor Ned Lamont announced the state is working on a deal that will re-develop New London’s state pier into a world class, state of the art port facility.

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