Litchfield Wind Turbine Law Stands.380752013-04-16T19:43:51Z2013-04-16T19:43:51ZThe appeal of the Herkimer County Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Town of Litchfield's ban on industrial wind turbines has been withdrawn.
That means the lawsuit against the town is over and the town's law banning industrial wind turbines stands.Moratorium approved on wind turbines.373082013-02-07T15:19:00Z2013-02-07T15:19:00ZThe Town Board voted Tuesday night to impose a 128-day moratorium on applications and permits for wind turbines.
The delay is designed to provide the town time to establish regulations on several aspects, including noise, size, height, zoning and use.Pomfret board discusses wind tower law.369562013-01-07T14:13:45Z2013-01-07T14:13:45ZRevisions to Pomfret's 2007 local law regarding non-commercial small wind towers are under way.
Wind energy conversion systems, or WECS, were a topic of discussion at a recent town board workshop meeting.Town of Poughkeepsie wants a timeout on wind, solar power.255602012-12-05T05:05:57Z2012-12-05T05:05:57ZBefore the appearance of rooftop windmills and front yard solar panels affects the views in Poughkeepsie, the Town Board wants to call a timeout on their installation.
The proposed eight-month moratorium will give the board time to study how best to regulate the green power energy equipment.
Audit rips management of RG&E, NYSEG; Utility's Spanish owner battling state regulators over workforce levels, leadership.122912012-11-19T23:24:23Z2012-11-19T23:24:23ZTop Iberdrola executives seemed largely ignorant of American regulatory requirements. Auditors said they must "adjust more to business culture here, as opposed to expect U.S. stakeholders to accommodate themselves to Spanish custom and practice."
Top executives wouldn't answer auditors' questions, wouldn't allow board members to be interviewed and argued against disclosing information, making arguments that auditors described as "invalid" and "very peculiar."
Lyme passes wind law in 4-1 vote.357662012-08-11T11:12:38Z2012-08-11T11:12:38ZAfter a heated public debate over setbacks and noise limits, Lyme's Town Council adopted today a new set of rules that would "zone out" wind farms.Lyme prepares to pass new restrictions on wind turbines; public hearing, council vote set for Aug. 11.356402012-07-28T10:54:13Z2012-07-28T10:54:13ZGrounded on a recent survey that found that a majority of Lyme residents were against wind energy development, the proposed law requires a half-mile turbine setback from roads, town boundaries and from non-participating property lines.Controversial wind power law closer to passage.355902012-07-22T10:20:00Z2012-07-22T10:20:00ZTown officials say restrictions are needed because Cape Vincent is a proposed site for a $300 million BP Wind Energy farm and town officials worry the company may try to go above them, to the state, to get their way. BP hoping to bypass tough local limits proposed as Cape Vincent prepares to adopt new restrictions on wind farms.355882012-07-21T10:06:57Z2012-07-21T10:06:57ZIn its own comments to the PSC on Article X, BP said that any override of local laws should be provided by the state siting board early in the process and that the "local community should bear the burden of proof to demonstrate why the more restrictive requirements are appropriate."New Hartford Town Board votes down windmill legislation.354592012-07-12T03:04:34Z2012-07-12T03:04:34ZTyksinski vehemently protested the inclusion of the large commercial windmills.
"I've been up close to these things and they're annoying. I've got to be honest with you," he said. "You're creating, in my opinion, a hazard for the community with very little efficiency. ... I think these things are noisy, they're cumbersome - personally, I think they're ugly."Cape Vincent to seek input on proposed restrictions for wind farms; hopes to adopt updated zoning law in August.352682012-06-20T12:49:20Z2012-06-20T12:49:20ZBecause industrial commercial turbine operations "have health and safety impacts on people," Cape Vincent's draft law reads, these concerns "must be addressed with adequate setbacks for ice throw, rotor failure, shadow flicker, and noise."Henderson wind turbine discussion postponed.352672012-06-20T12:46:07Z2012-06-20T12:46:07ZJerry Tackley, the board's chairman, said the advice that he had received from the town's attorney was that a long-form environmental assessment from the state Department of Environmental Conservation was necessary. The requirement stems from the town's law banning private wind turbines, passed in 2010.Stockholm mulls neighborly benefits in wind law.349892012-05-17T11:45:28Z2012-05-17T11:45:28ZA town committee has been exploring a potential local wind law with two unusual provisions. The law would require a wind energy company to publicly disclose any land use agreements it makes with property owners to build turbines. It would also mandate the company provide some compensation to neighboring properties.Legislators discuss wind power, water levels.183952012-04-24T23:06:11Z2012-04-24T23:06:11ZOswego County is a step closer to officially denouncing offshore wind farms and plans to change the way water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are regulated.County Planning Board reviews Lyme's wind turbine moratorium.346432012-03-27T10:04:51Z2012-03-27T10:04:51ZPlanning board members reviewed the extension on the moratorium and sent it back to the town "as a local concern" without making any comments. The extension would give Lyme's Planning Board more time to draft a revised wind zoning law.Louisville enacts wind turbine regulations law.345602012-03-16T11:06:51Z2012-03-16T11:06:51ZFollowing a public hearing attended by no members of the public, the town of Louisville voted unanimously to enact a wind turbine regulations law that would prohibit wind turbines from appearing along the town's waterfront. ..."If any commercial development came to Louisville, the state would handle that anyway," he said.Residents voice concerns regarding proposed Litchfield wind turbines.345522012-03-14T03:05:19Z2012-03-14T03:05:19ZThose were the words spoken by one person in opposition to the proposed wind turbines in Litchfield. People, both for and against the turbines, packed the town hall last night, voicing their concerns.
Joanne Eisinger was at the meeting. She says she feels the turbines' risks outweigh the rewards.
Denmark planning board approves wind test tower.337082011-11-29T13:59:13Z2011-11-29T13:59:13ZThe board by a 7-0 vote approved a special-use permit request from Brooklyn wind developer OwnEnergy to install a 197-foot-tall meteorological tower at the Lyndon W. and Patricia F. Moser farm, 3981 Wilson Road. It would measure wind speed and direction.Proposed wind energy law to be reviewed by Morristown Town Board at special meeting Wednesday.331352011-09-27T11:14:45Z2011-09-27T11:14:45ZAt first glance, the revamped proposal looks much the same as it did when the Morristown Wind Committee presented it to the town board on May 11, 2010, although at that time it lacked a noise standard, which committee members said they did not feel qualified to establish.