New York wind developments 8/4

Cape Vincent Wind

Watertown Daily Times reports (7/31) that BP Alternative Energy unveiled to local residents its proposed siting plan for the 95 turbines to comprise the Cape Vincent Wind Farm. Also reported by News 10 Now.

Gorham small wind (8/4) describes efforts by local residents to site small turbines on their properties in Ontario County.

Hanover passes wind facilities siting law

Observer Today reports (7/31) on the Town Board of Hanover (Chautauqua County) adopting a new wind siting law. Also in the Buffalo News.

New York City wind

The New York Times has a nice retrospective on an avant garde windmill placed on an apartment building rooftop in the 1970s:

Soon they had 40 people on the roof [to erect the windmill]. “Everybody’s drinking,” Mr. Price said. “It’s a timing issue. You can’t get everyone up there unless there’s drink, but you can’t wait too long or they’re too drunk to work.”


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