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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

January 26, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Fed review of offshore wind projects raises concerns over delays

The Trump administration’s unexpected review of “potential impacts” of offshore wind-energy projects could be published early this year, but it remains unclear whether publication will clear a logjam that has stalled one of the country’s first large-scale projects, and the dozen to follow. Some who have been expecting the federal government to finalize additional areas off Long Island to be auctioned for lease say there are concerns the delays could stall the state’s ambitious goals for offshore wind. “I know . . . Complete story »

January 24, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposes radical reshaping of siting process for renewable projects

In his annual budget address on Jan. 21, 2020, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proposed a complete overhaul to New York’s siting of renewable energy projects. Noting that siting a project under the current Article 10 process takes 5-10 years to begin construction, the governor found that the current process simply does not work. In a reference to the renewable energy generation goals set forth in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), the governor called setting goals . . . Complete story »

January 24, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Blade breaks on wind power turbine in Steuben County

A blade partially broke off one of the wind turbines at a Steuben County wind farm last week, causing concern among residents in town. The blade broke on one of the wind turbines on Pine Hill Road in the Town of Cohocton. No one witnessed the blade fall and no one was injured. Town Supervisor Judy Hall said there are three turbines in that area of Pine Hill Road, with three homes in the vicinity as well. Hall said the . . . Complete story »

January 24, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Majority of comments on wind law support new restrictions

FREEDOM, N.Y. – During a Jan. 13 public hearing on a proposed local law governing wind energy facilities in the Town of Freedom, the majority of comments from the public supported the 56-page draft. In spite of the controversy over the proposal by Invenergy LLC to install 33 industrial wind turbines in the town, the hearing remained orderly with those who wanted to speak limited to three minutes each. If enacted, Local Law 1 of 2020 will replace the town’s . . . Complete story »

January 22, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Blade breaks off wind turbine in Cohocton

COHOCTON – The Town of Cohocton will have an unexpected item on the agenda tonight when the council meets at 7 p.m. in Atlanta. A blade partially broke off one of the wind turbines on Pine Hill Road Friday. Though no one witnessed the blade fall to the earth and no one was injured during the incident, the failure has caused concern among residents in the town. Town Supervisor Judy Hall said there are three turbines in that area of Pine . . . Complete story »

January 22, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed Farmersville wind law heads for county Planning Board review

FARMERSVILLE – The Farmersville Town Board reviewed an Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) on a new proposed wind law Monday. Prepared by Supervisor Francis “Pete” Lounsbury, the Town Board reviewed each answer on the repeal of the 2019 wind law and introduction earlier this month of a more restrictive and protective law. It is the first step in the environmental review of the proposed wind law, which now goes before the Cattaraugus County Planning Board for review and recommendation. Some residents still . . . Complete story »

January 21, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Heritage Wind to file application for up to 33 wind turbines in Barre

BARRE – Heritage Wind will be filing an application for a wind farm at the end of the month. Heritage Wind is proposing a wind farm consisting of up to 33 wind turbines generating up to 184.8 megawatts of electricity in Barre. The project would include wind turbines, access roads, electrical collection lines, substations, permanent meteorological towers, an operations and maintenance building, and staging/laydown areas to be used during construction, which may include a potential temporary concrete batch plant. Heritage Wind . . . Complete story »

January 21, 2020 • Letters, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Yates councilman urges Apex to formally end turbine project

In 2013, Apex Clean Energy (a Charlottesville, Virginia-based renewable energy developer) quietly began approaching farmers and landowners in the rural, pristine towns of Yates and Somerset, New York to sign leases for an Industrial Wind Energy Project. Historically, Yates and Somerset have always been rural, farming communities on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Residents of these towns as well as most of rural Western New York are fiercely self-reliant folks that bristle at any governmental agency telling them what . . . Complete story »

January 20, 2020 • New York, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Things still spinning out of control

The wind turbines are getting out of hand. Now the state of New York wants those turbines in Lake Erie to be called a wind turbine farm. Even some of the people who were in favor of these turbines are having second thoughts because of the constant noise and the danger it presents to anyone near these things. My question is: where are the groups who are so concerned about wildlife and our forests? Is there no concern for the . . . Complete story »

January 20, 2020 • Letters, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Turbines at Deer Lake may drain the lake

Now that the New York State agencies have made a decision to allow the Bluestone Wind project to proceed, it is important for everyone to be aware of the deviousness and dishonesty of the Calpine corporation which is behind this plan, as they attempt to build industrial wind turbines above our homes in Deer Lake. The company, which is planning to erect more than two dozen mammoth industrial wind turbines in the Sanford and Windsor area, last year attempted to . . . Complete story »

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