Town of Fulton considers wind development
The Schenectady Daily Gazette reports (July 15) reports on the apparent ambivalence of town residents as expressed at a town board meeting that addressed the potential location of wind farms in the area.
Galloo Island wind farm
Palladium Times (July 11) reports on a presentation made to Oswego County legislators regarding the Hounsfield Wind Farm (Jefferson County). While the proposed Hounsfield wind farm itself is in Jefferson County, the necessary transmission line would go through neighboring Oswego County.
Newsli.com (July 12) reports that two more New York politicians (state senate Democratic members Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) and Bill Perkins (D-Manhattan) have announced their support for Iberdrola’s proposed acquisition of Energy East, currently under review at the New York Public Service Commission (PSC). More here on the NY PSC’s consideration of the Iberdrola-Energy East transaction.
Lackawanna Steel Winds wind project will get new turbines
Buffalo News (July 11) reports that the City of Lackawanna Planning Board approved a site plan for 13 new wind turbines for the Steel Winds. Steel Winds is a project of Clipper Windpower.
New York Attorney General Investigation
- Press-Republican (July 15) elaborates on interaction between local investigations and AG’s investigation.
- Buffalo News (July 16)
- Caledonian-Record (July 17)
Offshore wind projects
Buffalo News (July 12) reports on the potential of offshore wind projects, particularly around the Great Lakes. Advantages include stronger, more consistent wind resources (including during the day when demand is high), potentially reduced zoning jurisdicitional requirements; challenges include ice and cost and the environmental impact. Here for description of a recent offshore wind report focusing on New York.
Potential Orange County municipal wind project
Times Herald-Record (July 15) reports on a potential project at Greenwood Lake. Meteorological testing has begun.
Spafford wind law
Skaneateles Press on CNYLInk (July 15) reports that the Town of Spafford discussed a proposed wind turbine law, aimed at regulating the use of smaller scale turbines. Among those present at the Town Board meeting was a representative of the Town of Skaneateles, who expressed concern that that the town had not been notified of the proposed law.
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