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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.


February 5, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Judge rules Alle-Catt can’t intervene in Freedom court case where appeal denied

A ruling by Acting State Supreme Court Judge Terrence Parker, received over the weekend, could mean some big changes in the proposed Alle-Catt Wind Farm project. Parker, acting state Supreme Court judge for Cattaraugus County, ruled against an Article 78 proceeding brought by Alle-Catt lawyers seeking intervener status in a now-discontinued lawsuit against the Freedom Town Board. The previous Freedom board did not vote to authorize former town attorney James McAuley to appeal Parker’s earlier ruling that the 2018 Freedom . . . Complete story »


February 4, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Article 10 rehearing on the table of Feb. 13 meeting for Number Three Wind Farm

LOWVILLE – The decision-making board in the Article 10 process will meet next week to discuss Number Three Wind Farm’s petition for a rehearing. When Chicago-based Invenergy’s wind farm project was granted the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need on Nov. 12 by the Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, a number of conditions were placed on the certification. Those conditions must be met in order for the company to begin constructing the project. Although Number Three disputed . . . Complete story »


February 1, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Cattaraugus County Planning Board OKs new Farmersville wind law

LITTLE VALLEY – A proposed wind law change in the Town of Farmersville was given the green light from the Cattaraugus County Planning Board Thursday. Planning Board members voted unanimously to approve the Farmersville Wind Facilities Law after making a few minor recommendations for changes in wording. Board members Robert Keis Sr., also expressed concerns about the Farmersville Town Board’s proposal to consider all Amish homes as churches. “A town cannot arbitrarily declare private property a church,” said Keis, the longtime . . . Complete story »


January 31, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Orsted renews look at Wainscott cable route

Orsted and Eversource, the companies jointly planning to construct and operate the South Fork Wind Farm approximately 35 miles off Montauk, have renewed a request for permission from the Town of East Hampton to conduct survey work along a proposed route of the wind farm’s export cable from a landing in Wainscott to a Long Island Power Authority substation in East Hampton. The request, which was made last year but not acted upon despite the town board’s 3-to-2 vote to . . . Complete story »


January 30, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Suit filed over proposed wind project in Guilford

A coalition of Chenango and Otsego county residents filed a petition last week in New York State Supreme Court calling for the annulment of the town of Guilford’s renewable energy law and the removal of the town supervisor from office. Donald and Barbara Kovalchik of Unadilla, Ed Kershen of Mount Upton, and Paulette Gural and Jessica Gombach of Guilford filed the Jan. 24 petition against the Guilford Town Board and the Chenango County Planning Board, according to court documents. The . . . Complete story »


January 30, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Co-op City residents, elected officials push against wind turbine following machinery’s collapse

Elected officials, city agencies and Co-op City residents discussed Wednesday the future of the wind turbine that came crashing down on Bartow Avenue last month. The elected officials said they are not against clean energy, but stressed they are against developers who are not cognizant of the areas they are building in because there are wind turbines in New York City industrial areas. The wind turbine was installed in mid-December and partially collapsed about two weeks later onto an unoccupied . . . Complete story »


January 30, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Ørsted asks again to begin testing soils in Wainscott for wind farm cable route

Offshore wind farm developer Ørsted says it is resuming plans to conduct soil and archaeological samplings along town roads in Wainscott, pending a second approval from the East Hampton Town Board, as part of a plan to land an offshore cable at the end of Beach Lane. After getting approval from the Town Board to dig test pits along the roadways last winter, the company shelved the work in what its president called a “gesture of good faith” toward Wainscott . . . Complete story »


January 29, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

County Planning Board to review 2020 Farmersville wind law Thursday

FARMERSVILLE – The 2020 Wind Energy Facilities Local Law introduced at an emergency meeting of the Farmersville Town Board on Jan. 6 faces review by the Cattaraugus County Planning Board Thursday night. The 2020 Wind Facilities Law was introduced by a majority of the Town Board on the same day the president of Farmersville United filed a lawsuit against the town over its 2019 wind law. That lawsuit by William A. Snyder of Rawson Road, president of Farmersville United, a group . . . Complete story »


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 »


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