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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.

May 17, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Residents protest Lake Erie wind energy project

DUNKIRK – Yellow signs lined the street along the Lake Erie shoreline Saturday as community members gathered to protest a planned wind farm project along the shore. A few dozen concerned citizens gathered in Dunkirk’s Memorial Park for the rally. The protestors were met with a warm response from locals passing by on West Lake Shore Drive. “Citizens Against Wind Turbines in Lake Erie,” the group responsible for the event, held another protest in the Town of Hamburg just last . . . Complete story »

May 14, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

PSC reverses on who would pay bulk of offshore wind cable-line costs

The state Public Service Commission has reversed a previous ruling that would have left Long Islanders and other downstate ratepayers with the tab for the bulk of offshore-wind power transmission costs, following an appeal by LIPA to spread the costs statewide. The PSC’s latest decision, announced during a session Thursday, shifts the cost for the potentially billions of dollars for transmission-line upgrades and new lines to one that allocates costs based on utilities’ electric-load volume for zones across the state. . . . Complete story »

May 12, 2022 • New York, OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Protestors gather to fight against wind turbines in Lake Erie

The fight continues to keep wind turbines out of the Great Lakes, as a number of people gathered on Wednesday along the Lake Erie shoreline on Route 5 in Hamburg to protest any potential projects. “Diamond [Offshore] Wind is the corporation, it’s a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, and they want to dig cables and interfere with the lake,” said Patricia Meckes, one of the leaders of the group of protestors on Wednesday. “It’ll tear up the lake, it’ll upset the lake . . . Complete story »

May 12, 2022 • New York, OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Great Lakes Wind Feasibility study sparks concern, protest

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Western New York may have wind turbines along the Lake Erie shoreline and in Wyoming County but some are worried a new area could be on the horizon. Lake Erie and Lake Ontario themselves. The pushback comes just as the New York State Energy Research And Development Authority or NYSERDA is set to release their findings from a Great Lakes Wind Feasibility study sometime this spring. The study looked at creating offshore wind farms along Lake Erie from . . . Complete story »

May 8, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Rep. Jacobs fighting against wind turbines in Great Lakes

Representative Chris Jacobs is pushing new legislation against wind turbines in Lake Erie. The legislation would keep developers from getting federal tax credits if they build wind farms in the Great Lakes. Jacobs says without these credits, it would be impossible for the projects to function. He says the Great Lakes are an economic driver for the region and must be preserved. “Millions of people rely on our Great Lakes for clean drinking water,” Jacobs said. “Additionally, construction and operation . . . Complete story »

May 8, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Lawmakers announce plan to make Albany area an offshore wind hub

Two federal lawmakers stopped Friday at the Port of Albany to promote a plan to make the Capital Region a hub of offshore wind development. U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko announced a bill that would to deploy offshore wind energy, create 77,000 jobs and cut carbon emissions. The legislation, the Restoring Offshore Wind Opportunities Act, would reverse a Trump-era ban on offshore wind leasing. “Clean energy and renewable jobs are the key to a successful future . . . Complete story »

May 6, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm study moorings anger fishermen

Fishermen on the South Fork are angered by the placement in August of several dozen 500-pound concrete blocks on the ocean floor off Wainscott, moorings for the telemetry devices in use for the South Fork Wind Fisheries Study Work Plan that was a condition for the East Hampton Town Trustees’ lease agreement allowing the South Fork Wind farm’s transmission cable to make landfall on a beach under their jurisdiction. Researchers with Stony Brook University who are conducting the five-year study . . . Complete story »

May 6, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Alle-Catt Wind Farm wins court round, but still faces issues

An Allegany County judge has dismissed lawsuits filed against the towns of Farmersville and Freedom by both the developer of Alle-Catt Wind Farm and groups opposed to the proposed $500 million project. The lawsuits had been filed three years ago by Alle-Catt Wind Energy LLC, the Coalition of Concerned Citizens and Freedom United and Farmersville United. Late last month, Judge Terrence Parker dismissed the cases – which looked at whether 2019 local wind laws were in effect in Freedom and Farmersville . . . Complete story »

May 6, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

GE had talks with N.Y. about offshore wind manufacturing facility

SCHENECTADY – General Electric Co. has been quietly meeting with state and local officials in recent months about building a new offshore wind manufacturing facility in the region, along with potential government subsidies that would be available for such a venture, state lobbying records show. The behind-the-scenes talks have been happening as U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer of New York has been pressing the CEOs of GE and Vestas, a Danish wind turbine maker, to consider establishing manufacturing sites . . . Complete story »

May 3, 2022 • Editorials, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Ball Hill Wind project mistake casts doubts on feasibility of freshwater turbines

The hills of Chautauqua County were alive with the sounds of, well, blasting, late last week. Such noise was necessary because the Ball Hill Wind project in Hanover and Villenova was created on defective foundations that have to be broken up and replaced. The project is a 100-megawatt wind energy project consisting of 25 turbines now faces as much as $15 million in remedial work while serving as an object lesson for wind power advocates. Of course, the Ball Hill . . . Complete story »

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