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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 reproduced here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

June 15, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Lines drawn in East Hampton over Deepwater Wind

The first public hearings on the South Fork Wind Farm project brought residents from across Long Island to East Hampton on Tuesday to plead with the State Public Service Commission to make the smart choice when it comes to the Deepwater Wind proposal. For some, that meant for the commission to give its stamp of approval to the wind farm developer’s preferred electrical cable route – through Wainscott, and then under town roads to East Hampton – so that the 15 wind . . . Complete story »

June 14, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Officials and public clash over proposed Guilford windmill project

GUILFORD – A Town of Guilford board meeting discussing a proposed windmill project was held at the town garage Wednesday to accommodate the more than 80 local residents who turned out to share concerns over it. At a heated moment in last night’s meeting town board members attempted to end the ongoing public comments. Several in the audience stood to object, some shouted. As some board members acted to quickly pass a motion ending the session, some board members seemed . . . Complete story »

June 14, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Critics ask: How much for wind power?

Simon Kinsella, a resident of Wainscott, a candidate for East Hampton Town Trustee, and a persistent critic of the proposed South Fork Wind Farm, spoke during a press conference Tuesday about his lawsuit against New York State, which seeks to compel the Long Island Power Authority to disclose the cost to ratepayers represented by the proposed wind farm. The press conference, which included officials of Reclaim New York and the Government Justice Center, both of which work to hold government . . . Complete story »

June 14, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Divided on wind cable; Heated talk of climate change and Nimbyism

A divide among neighbors and generations was apparent on Tuesday as the New York State Public Service Commission hosted its first information sessions and public hearings on the proposed South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine installation that would be constructed in a federal lease area some 35 miles east of Montauk. At afternoon and evening sessions, officials of the P.S.C. announced that an application from the wind farm’s developer, Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind, for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility, has . . . Complete story »

June 14, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Broome residents concerned about wind project that would power 90,000 homes

Representatives from an energy company on Wednesday sought to allay fears that its 27-turbine wind installation in eastern Broome County would bring harm to the community. But at a public meeting at Windsor Middle School, representatives from Calpine ran into a largely hostile crowd that was suspect of the company’s claims that the $230 million project would bring anything other than grief to the town. The project is one of more than a dozen industrial wind installations now pending across . . . Complete story »

June 13, 2019 • Letters, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Each wind turbine is an industrial factory

Last evening, my husband and I sat out under the stars at our home in rural Chenango County. We had enjoyed a glorious late-spring Sunday, riding the Goldwing through the countryside to church, then later to a picnic with friends. Warm, dry days are few and far between these days and cannot be wasted. As the sun set, we pulled the little garden wagon behind the barn and began loading wood, first the old larger pieces and then kindling saved . . . Complete story »

June 13, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Residents voice concerns over proposed wind farm in Windsor

Residents from across the Southern Tier gathered at Windsor Middle School on Wednesday for a town meeting discuss their concerns over a proposed wind farm. Representatives from Calpine corporation, the company behind the project, says they wanted to attend the meeting to help clear the air. The Bluestone wind farm project calls for a total of 27 wind turbines to be built in Broome County, with 23 in Sanford and four in Windsor. Calpine Corporation says there are major benefits . . . Complete story »

June 12, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Attorney cites Invenergy fine over failure to disclose municipal wind lease conflicts

An attorney representing opponents to the Alle-Catt Wind Farm said Tuesday the developer violated the state Attorney General’s Code of Conduct in failing to publicize potential conflicts of interest among municipal officials and their relatives with wind contracts. Ginger Schroder, an attorney from Farmersville who represents residents opposed to the proposed 600-foot wind turbines, said Invenergy was fined $25,000 for violating the Code of Conduct which is designed to prevent “even the appearance of conflicts of interests.” Schroder said residents – . . . Complete story »

June 12, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Most speakers attending PSC public hearing in Yorkshire oppose Alle-Catt Wind Farm

YORKSHIRE – Nearly 200 people attended a public hearing on the proposed Alle-Catt Wind Farm Tuesday night at Pioneer Central School auditorium. After a 1 ½ hour question-and-answer session with representatives from Alle-Catt developer Invenergy, the Public Service Commission hearing started through a list of 40 people who had asked to speak – including many who had signed up for an earlier hearing at the Arcade Fire Hall. Invenergy has filed an application with the Board on Electric Generation Siting and the . . . Complete story »

June 12, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm cable landing debated

Residents of Wainscott and Sierra Club activists were the most vocal of attendees at public hearings June 11 on the cable connection for the South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine project proposed 35 miles off the coast of Montauk. The original developers, Deepwater Wind, now a partnership between Danish energy company Ørsted and New England power distributor Eversource, are planning to connect the power from the wind farm to the electric grid at a Long Island Power Authority substation just . . . Complete story »

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