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New Haven has pledged to reduce carbon emissions 20 percent by 2010. To reach that ambitious goal, the city is promoting energy efficiency, bio-diesel fuel, solar arrays for public buildings—and now, windmills. Will John DeStefano be the Mayor of La Mancha, the Don Quixote of Dixwell?

The city is starting small, with a proposal to install four or five different kinds of wind turbines to see which work best. They will be placed in one of three locations currently under consideration, all near water. If the Board of Aldermen supports the idea, the wind turbines would be fully funded by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (to which all of the state’s electricity ratepayers contribute through their utility bills).

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