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Connecticut will work with ten other states to develop cleaner fuel options for the future. WNPR’s Diane Orson reports.

Governor Rell announced this weekend that she’s signed a regional agreement to promote low-carbon fuels for cars. The effort will analyze supply options and create the framework for a regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard.  Goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions,  fostering energy independence and creating new jobs through clean energy technologies.

The states will also work together to develop a standard for carbon fuels used to heat homes and buildings.  Members of the agreement include: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.  In November, Governor Rell established the Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Council which will help to integrate electric cars into the Connecticut market.

For WNPR, I’m Diane Orson.