A new study produced by the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School Environment and Development Clinic for the Wind Action Group cites environmental and economical benefits related to the exploitation of the considerable wind resources on the shores of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The study recommends the development of single state policy, led by NYSERDA and the New York Power Authority or NYPA, to achieve such benefits.
The report avers that if only 10% of the potential wind offshore wind resource in western New York were captured, it would produce some 8,200 MW of electricity, the equivalent of more than three power plants the size of the Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Plant, and enough to power 360,000 homes.
A copy of the press release is here. [http://www.buffalo.edu/news/9388]
The full report is here. [http://www.greengold.org/wind/documents/113.pdf]