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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.

September 22, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Lawmakers, preservationists share Lake Erie wind turbine concerns

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Several lawmakers joined preservationists on Wednesday to talk about concerns with a proposal to build wind turbines out in the waters of Lake Erie. New York State has been conducting a wind feasibility study to create off-shore wind farms, including one near Hamburg. Preservationists have been speaking out against the proposal for months, saying it could by harmful to wildlife, but most importantly to the water itself. “We do not want to disturb this lake so it affects . . . Complete story »

September 15, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed wind turbine riles town of Florida residents

TOWN OF FLORIDA – Residents say a 10% discount on their electricity bills from a community wind project proposed on YMCA Road wouldn’t justify any disturbances the 650 foot tall turbine could cause in the town of Florida. “One of the most precious assets of the town of Florida is the peace and quiet and the quality of life,” Deanna DeLuke said. “Anything that even stands a chance of jeopardizing that is not worth it.” Nearly 30 townspeople raised objections and . . . Complete story »

September 15, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Port of Albany: Residents missed chance to protest Beacon Island project

ALBANY – The Port of Albany says in a new legal filing that the group of Glenmont residents that have sued to stop the port’s planned $350 million wind turbine tower manufacturing plant on the Hudson River should have their lawsuit dismissed because they failed to participate in the town of Bethlehem’s site plan approval process. The residents, represented by Albany attorney Chris Dempf, claimed in their lawsuit challenging the legality of the decisions by the Bethlehem Zoning and Planning . . . Complete story »

August 24, 2022 • New York, OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Ohio wind ruling starts storm of opposition

During a meeting inside the Dunkirk Lighthouse in May 2019, volunteers learned of a project that could forever change the landscape of Lake Erie while offering the promise of $500 in revenue monthly. All that needed to happen was for an approval of a wind monitoring station at the historic site. Desperate for cash, the Lighthouse could have taken the funds being offered at the time by Diamond Offshore Wind. But members of the board of directors sided with history, . . . Complete story »

August 24, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Dredging permit held up on environmental concerns

GLENMONT – Two federal agencies have recently sucked the wind from the Port of Albany’s sails as it waits for approval to move ahead on constructing a 500-foot wharf at Beacon Island. As of last week, the port was waiting on obtaining a dredging permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, allowing it to move forward on the construction of a 500-foot wharf needed for the highly lauded $350 million wind turbine tower manufacturing complex. However, the National Marine Fisheries . . . Complete story »

August 19, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Agencies flag port’s wind tower site over fish, wetlands

BETHLEHEM – Plans by the Port of Albany to build a $350 million wind turbine tower manufacturing complex on the shores of the Hudson River in Glenmont could be jeopardized after two key federal agencies said they oppose granting a dredging permit needed for the project. Port officials are anxiously awaiting a decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the permit, which would allow it to move forward with construction of a 500-foot wharf at Beacon Island, the . . . Complete story »

August 17, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Steuben County wind farm gets important final approval

New York State has approved one of the final steps for a future wind farm in Steuben County, one of five companies looking to build wind farms across New York. The NYS Public Service Commission approved compliance filings for Baron Winds, the company looking to build a 242-megawatt farm in Steuben County. The announcement from the PSC said the filings are one of the last steps before a project can be operational. The Baron Winds project is under construction in . . . Complete story »

August 11, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Steuben County planned facility would recycle windmill blades and more

The final destination for retiring massive wind turbine blades across the state, and perhaps the nation, may soon be located in Steuben County. Momentum of Western New York is launching a $3.3 million material recovery and recycling facility on Industrial Park Road in Bath that will bring a dozen new jobs, paying close to $60,000, to the area. Momentum will specialize in windmill blade recycling, and the new company is exploring the recycling of additional renewable energy materials such as . . . Complete story »

August 5, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

NYPA rejects public renewables proposal

The New York Power Authority doesn’t want to build new renewables despite a push by some Democratic lawmakers and public power advocates. NYPA interim president and CEO Justin Driscoll told assemblymembers during a lengthy hearing Thursday that the authority did not support the Build Public Renewables Act. The bill would allow NYPA to build and own new renewables and require it to largely shut fossil fuel plants by 2030. It’s a flagship measure for the Democratic Socialists of America and . . . Complete story »

August 1, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

First-of-a-kind N.Y. offshore wind plan shows grid challenge

New York deepened its commitments to offshore wind yesterday, announcing it would buy power from a large suite of projects while adding requirements for transmission that could set a national precedent. Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement that New York has begun soliciting project proposals from developers to build at least 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind – enough for about 1.5 million homes. The state could also aim higher and contract as much as 4,600 MW, a level that could . . . Complete story »

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