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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 are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

January 18, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Siting Board approves 48 new turbines for Chautauqua County

ALBANY – After a process that began in November of 2014, the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) has approved the construction of 48 high-capacity, 500-foot tall wind turbines to be located in Cherry Creek, Charlotte, Stockton and Arkwright. The approval of the Cassadaga Wind LLC application came on the heels of a public meeting that took place in Albany on Wednesday morning. A NY Department of Public Services (DPS) press release quoted the . . . Complete story »

January 18, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

North Country Assemblywoman introduces bill to ban subsidizing wind energy projects near Fort Drum

Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne, D-Theresa, has introduced legislation that would prohibit the state from granting subsidies to wind energy projects that could impact the military’s training needs at Fort Drum. “’The legislation that was finalized on Friday comes after of months of research on an issue that is critically important to Fort Drum’s long-term viability.” the assemblywoman said. “It is the product of several briefings I’ve had at Fort Drum, with several military officials responsible for different aspects of training . . . Complete story »

January 17, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Deepwater wants town cable approvals before environmental studies commence

Officials for Deepwater Wind told the East Hampton Town Board this week that they will need approvals from the town for the use of Beach Lane in Wainscott as the project’s power cable landing site before they begin their most extensive scientific surveys and studies of the project’s potential impacts. Deepwater Vice President Clint Plummer said that designing studies of the environment surrounding each component of the planned 15-turbine South Fork Wind Farm, which the company hopes to begin constructing . . . Complete story »

January 16, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Jenne seeks ban on state subsidies for wind projects near Drum

When it comes to Fort Drum’s training and readiness, Assemblywoman Addie Jenne doesn’t want wind farms getting in the way. “I want our military and specifically Fort Drum, the most deployed division in the United States Army, to be able to be ready when they are called to duty to serve our nation abroad and it’s abundantly clear that we need to do something and I’m trying to get a law passed that gets Fort Drum what they need,” said . . . Complete story »

January 16, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

New York pushes energy storage to solve renewable power’s biggest problem

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month announced an ambitious plan for deploying energy storage, a technology that can mitigate renewable power’s most persistent problem: how to use it when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. “This is the clearest and most ambitious policy signal the energy storage market has seen on the East Coast,” said Jason Burwen, policy and advocacy director of the Energy Storage Association, a trade group for the industry. Cuomo, a Democrat, announced . . . Complete story »

January 14, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Siting Board meeting for Cassadaga Wind Farm application set for Wednesday

ALBANY – If all goes as many have predicted, another wind farm project in Chautauqua County – this one from Cassadaga Wind LLC – will be approved by the end of the week. According to the application, Cassadaga Wind is seeking a major electric generating facility in the towns of Charlotte, Cherry Creek, Stockton and Arkwright. As announced at the end of December, and as the final stage of the Article 10 process, the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and . . . Complete story »

January 14, 2018 • Letters, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Industrial wind turbines threaten our way of life

There is an invasion coming that will destroy our rural way of life. It will destroy the vast ,untouched, sweeping views of rolling hills, woodlands and abundant wildlife and the quiet peace and tranquility which are some of western New York’s most valuable assets. The invader: 600 feet tall industrial wind turbines and high voltage transmission lines, up to 150 feet tall. Currently there are 176 turbines under signed leases projected for a 15-mile swath between Canisteo and West Union. . . . Complete story »

January 14, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

PSEG wants high-volt power line between Uniondale, Lynbrook

PSEG Long Island has filed a state application to begin work on a new high-voltage power line to run 7.3 miles underground between Uniondale and Lynbrook. The $176 million project, expected to start in mid- to late 2019, is aimed at improving power reliability in the region and grid resiliency, including for pending wind-energy projects, according to the voluminous filing with the state Department of Public Service. PSEG Long Island, which filed the application on Tuesday, had previously explored bids . . . Complete story »

January 13, 2018 • Letters, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Property rights end at property lines

Those proponents of Lighthouse Wind, and particularly those who have leased land to Apex on which to site wind turbines, are quick to proclaim that the principle of property rights gives them the right to have an industrial wind turbine located on their property if they so desire. That is only partially true. A quotation often credited to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. states “My right to swing my fist ends just where the other man’s nose begins.” Similar sayings are . . . Complete story »

January 11, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Hearing draws wind turbine critics

Apex Clean Energy frequently cites the Town of Somerset residents who support the company’s plans to erect up to 70 wind turbines in the rural, lakeside community. But those supporters were nowhere to be found at a public hearing Wednesday over proposed zoning laws that would amount to a town-wide ban on large wind energy systems. Dozens of area residents spoke at the hearing before a packed audience for the Somerset Town Board meeting – not one in favor of the . . . Complete story »

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