NYS wind energy and related updates

Items from around the web:

Beacon Power breaks ground on 20MW flywheel energy storage project in Stephentown, NY.  (OTC Investor, 11/24)

ACENY files petition for rehearing in New York State Public Service Commission proceeding In the Matter of Generator-Specific Energy Deliverability Study (Case 09-E-0497) (NYS PSC, 11/19). Petition is in regards to new PSC requirement that renewable energy projects produce transmission studies prior to obtaining a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN). See earlier write up here.

New York State passes law to bolster New York’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting energy efficiency in homes and businesses throughout the state. The legislation (Extraordinary Session Assembly Bill A.40004/Sweeney) allows New York state municipalities to establish the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program in order to apply for more than $400 million in federal funds to issue as loans to qualifying homeowners and businesses to install energy efficient retrofits and renewable energy (including wind) systems. Bill was signed into law by Governor Paterson on November 19.  (NYS Assembly, 11/16)

Ecogen sues Town of Prattsburgh in state Supreme Court in Rochester. (Stueben Courier, 11/19)

And lastly, if you’re going to drink this holiday season, you might as well do it thanks to wind power. Or something like that. (Open Forum blog, 11/20) (And if you drink or develop wind power projects, please do so responsibly.)

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