Cape Vincent wind zoning parameters determined
Watertown Daily times (9/27) reports on zoning requirements in the Town of Cape Vincent (Jefferson County):
The boundary for the wind turbine overlay district is set tentatively as Route 6 to the west and the riverfront district to the north. The town’s wind zoning amendment committee agreed to those boundaries at its meeting Thursday afternoon.
Yates County approves Town of Italy wind incentives
From the Finger Lakes Times (9/26)
The Yates County Planning Board approved proposed incentive zoning amendments to the Town of Italy’s comprehensive plan that would make way for wind energy development. Incentive zoning refers to designated areas in the town where wind turbines would be allowed and developers eligible for financial incentives…
New York State wind power expands
Schenectady Daily Gazette (9/28) reports on expansion of wind industry in New York:
Wind power will soon become a bigger part of the state’s energy picture. In September, there were over 700 megawatts of wind generating capacity in commercial operation in New York. By next summer, wind capacity is expected to grow to more than 1,200 megawatts, while proposed projects would add another 6,500 megawatts of wind capacity by 2011. The New York Independent System Operator is already preparing for the increase in wind power.
Newsday opinion piece (9/28) supporting wind power in New York state
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