Iberdrola carries out purchases of Energy East Broome County real estate as part of acquisition transaction. Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin, 11/22
Setbacks and sound issues examined by Town of Cape Vincent (Jefferson County) wind committee. Watertown Daily Times, 11/21
Towns of Clayton and Orleans (Jefferson County) forming wind committees to propose draft siting regulations. Watertown Daily Times, 11/20
Village of Fair Haven (Cayuga County) considers local law regulating wind energy conversion systems. Auburn Citizen, 11/21
Anti-wind development group grows in Town of Hammond (St. Lawrence County). Watertown Daily Times, 11/24
North Harmony (Chautauqua County) resident obtains zoning approvals, raises 100kw wind turbine for home use. Post-Journal, 11/21
Towns in Orange County confronting small scale wind projects without zoning in place. Times Herald-Record, 11/20
General-interest wind stories
Generic article on how economic challenges are impacting wind development in New York state. Associated Press, published in Newsday, 11/23
Ithaca Journal editorial favors more state, county guidance in wind energy facility siting. Ithaca Journal, 11/18
GE ships its 10,000th wind turbine, capacity sold through 2010. Bloomberg News in Albany Times Union, 11/18
The American Wind Energy Association has announced a New Wind Agenda for the new President and Congress. It includes a plank on siting (with an emphasis on federal issues):
Policy recommendation: Proposals for responsibly-sited renewable energy projects on federal lands (including offshore waters) should be prioritized and federal agencies should create review processes that are streamlined, transparent and timely, with permitting and review capabilities that are scaled up as needed to meet demand.
Federal agencies have a key part to play in developing our renewable energy potential because of their role in the siting of wind projects and new transmission lines, especially on federal lands. Proposals for responsibly-sited renewable energy projects on federal lands (including offshore waters) should be prioritized and federal agencies should create review processes that are streamlined, transparent and timely, with permitting and review capabilities that are scaled up as needed to meet demand. In addition, the President should direct the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security to adopt a cooperative approach to resolving possible conflicts between wind projects and radar operations. Each federal agency should be asked to plan how it will use its authority to facilitate the growth of wind power and other renewable energy sources.
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