NY wind energy siting and legislative updates

NY PSC on Marble River

Associated Press reports that the New York Public Service Commission has greenlighted Horizon Wind and AES-Acciona Energy’s joint project to create the 229 MW  Marble River Wind Farm in the towns of Clinton and Ellenburg (Clinton County). Reuters on same.

Niagara Falls Wind Project

Buffalo News on efforts of Empire State Wind Energy to site a project near Niagara Falls.

Wind Law Manlius

The Eagle Bulletin/DeWitt Times reports that the Town of Manlius (Onondaga County) has passed a local ordinance regulating the siting of wind turbines.

Net Metering

Niagara Gazette on the real potential that net-metering reform legislation become law this session. In a June 18 statement, ACE-NY commended Gov. Paterson, Assembly Speaker Silver and Senate Leader Bruno for their commitment to see the enhanced net metering legislation become law.

GE Wind Turbine

Schenectady Daily Gazette front page article on GE’s planned 1.5 MW turbine in Rotterdam, which aims at powering the company’s Renewables Global Headquarters. Albany Times Union piece on same.

Galloo Island Wind Project

Watertown Daily Times reports on Galloo Island. NYS DEC, lead environmental review agency for the project, taking public comment through June 30 regarding scope of environmental impact statement.

Offshore Wind

Wall Street Journal on U.S. failure to advance offshore projects, including one off Long Island.


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