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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.


April 9, 2020 • New York, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

BCCR Press Statement re NY Siting Board Meeting on Wind Turbines

County Concerned Residents (BCCR) spokesperson Anne Lawrence has called on the New York Siting Board at their meeting today (Thursday, April 9) to urge Governor Cuomo to apply the same rule for locating Industrial Wind Turbines in Broome County as he did for the residents of Long Island. He promised the affluent communities in that part of the State that these huge behemoths would be no closer than 30 miles from their homes. The people of Broome County deserve no . . . Complete story »


March 3, 2020 • New York, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

NYSERDA must reveal secret study, judge rules

Ruling in favor of the Empire Center, a state Supreme Court judge in Albany has ordered the Cuomo administration’s energy and environmental agencies to release a supposedly incomplete “comprehensive study” of how to meet the governor’s aggressive renewable energy goals. The decision handed down by Justice Peter A. Lynch late last week was greeted as “a big victory for transparency and accountability in government” by the Empire Center’s executive director, Tim Hoefer. “Time and time again, we have seen agencies . . . Complete story »


February 28, 2020 • New York, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Press Release: Towns of Somerset and Yates Oppose Governor Cuomo’s Renewable Energy Power Grab

The Town of Somerset (Niagara County) and the Town of Yates (Orleans County) are adamantly opposed to Governor Cuomo’s attempt – under the guise of a last-minute amendment to the state budget process referred to as Article 23 – to accelerate renewable energy development at the expense of our towns, our citizens and our environment. Towns, citizens, environmental groups, developers and state agencies have operated for almost a decade under Article 10 (the current siting law), so one wonders what . . . Complete story »


February 25, 2020 • Maine, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Hanley to seek fourth term in Maine House

Representative Jeff Hanley (R-Pittston) has filed paperwork to run for a fourth term. Hanley, who serves as the top House Republican on the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology committee, said that he has been pushing back against policies that would drive up the cost of energy or make it more costly for homeowners to stay warm during his six years in office. “I am all for solar, wind and alternative energy sources as long as we are not passing their . . . Complete story »


February 19, 2020 • New York, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Niagara County Legislature takes on state Article 10 law

The Niagara County Legislature is expected to take up four resolutions tonight directed squarely at New York State’s Article 10 Law that involves the siting of electric generating facilities in New York State. The law, which took away local control over siting decision and instead gave control to the Board of Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, has become a source of controversy as large wind and solar developers have descended on Niagara County to site their facilities. “Communities across . . . Complete story »


February 6, 2020 • Press releases, WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

“Protect Ames Monument” discovers turbine locations

“Protect Ames Monument” Discovers Turbine Locations Rail Tie Wind Project Developers ConnectGen Disingenuous About Tower Locations [Laramie, WY, February 7th] – The citizen’s group, Protect Ames Monument, has confirmed that ConnectGen filed 151 separate applications with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), each showing the locations and heights of the turbines that make up the Rail Tie wind energy facility proposed for Albany County. At 679-feet tall from base to blade tip, the Rail Tie turbines will be the tallest proposed in . . . Complete story »


January 27, 2020 • Ireland, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Brookfield targets Donegal

Coiste Timpeallacht Ghaoth Beara/the Gweebarra Conservation Group are calling on voters in Donegal to question election candidates on environmental issues. The Group, which was established 21 years ago, have written to local Councillors and TDs to express their anger that Donegal is again under siege from investment companies intent on profiting at the expense of the environment and the way of life enjoyed by the community and visitors alike. On December 19th, 2019 Brookfield Renewable Ireland Ltd, a subsidiary of . . . Complete story »


January 17, 2020 • Press releases, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

Dairy Air Wind in Holland announces halt to development activity

HOLLAND – Dairy Air Wind, the last remaining wind energy project being developed in Vermont, today announced the ending of all development activities surrounding the project. Project partner David Blittersdorf cited a current political environment that is hostile to wind energy as the leading cause for this step. Dairy Air Wind was intended to be a single-turbine project sited in a cornfield on the Champney family’s 450-acre dairy farm in Holland. “In 2012, there were over a dozen wind projects in . . . Complete story »


January 17, 2020 • Press releases, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed Vermont wind project halts development, citing hostile political environment

Dairy Air Wind, the last remaining wind energy project being developed in Vermont, today announced the ending of all development activities surrounding the project. Project partner David Blittersdorf cited a current political environment that is hostile to wind energy as the leading cause for this step. Dairy Air Wind was intended to be a single-turbine project sited in a cornfield on the Champney family’s 450-acre dairy farm in Holland, Vermont. “In 2012, there were over a dozen wind projects in . . . Complete story »


December 15, 2019 • New York, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Southern Tier campaigners take the fight to Albany

On Monday, December 16th, Southern Tier campaigners will bring their opposition to industrial wind turbines directly to Albany. The NYS Siting Board is meeting there at 10 a.m. to consider Texas based Calpine’s application to build a wind facility on the slopes in eastern Broome County. They will meet in the 19th Floor Board Room of the Department of Public Service Albany office, located at Three Empire State Plaza. (Enter at concourse level only.) One of the Siting Board members . . . Complete story »


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