Local New York state wind power updates

According to recent press reports:

The Town of Enfield has scheduled a public hearing for November 6 to discuss a proposed wind law that reduces setbacks. Ithaca Journal (10/21)

The Town of Farmersville (Cattaraugus County) enacted a moratorium on wind development while it changes a 2007 law on wind energy systems zoning. Buffalo News (10/24)

In the hamlet of Harborfields (Suffolk County), school officials are considering siting a wind turbine to reduce energy costs. Times Beacon Record (10/23)

NYRI officials say the proposed major transmission line would reduce energy costs to Oneida County and statewide. Opponents disagree. Observer Dispatch (10/22). See also Newsday (10/20)

Clean energy employment is booming. Albany Times Union (10/23)

Local company receives $1M grant from NYSERDA to produce rooftop vertical axis turbines.  Poughkeepsie Journal (10/16)

At the annual conference of ACE-NY NYISO’s chairman Stephen Whitley discussed transmission bottlenecks and other impediments to bringing more renewables on to the state’s grid. Albany Business Review (10/24)

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