New York towns wrestle with wind energy regulation

Cape Vincent wind committee works on ordinance

The Watertown Daily Times (9/5) reports on progress of the Cape Vincent (Jefferson County) wind zoning committee:

There will be no wind turbines in the riverfront and lakefront districts. Town Supervisor Thomas K. Rienbeck began the wind law committee’s meeting on Thursday afternoon by clearing up some mistakes and misconceptions about the draft amendment to the zoning law.

Suburban DeWitt considers wind regulation

Syracuse.com reports (9/4) on efforts by the Town of DeWitt (in Onondaga County, near Syracuse) to regulate wind energy conversion systems:

Suburban DeWitt is the latest town to grapple with how to handle wind turbines. The planning board is proposing an ordinance that would ban from residential properties the tall, bladed turbines most typically in use, chair Michael Lazar said. But the ordinance would allow another, less common type of wind conversion generator – a vertical axis wind turbine, he said.

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