Wind power faces multiple hurdles
June 19, 2011
by Tom Tobin
in Democrat and Chronicle
During his brief tenure as governor of New York, David Paterson decided to put numbers to his commitment to alternative energy. By 2015, he pledged, 45 percent of the state's electricity would come from renewable resources and improved efficiency. Wind power was a big part of the plan.
Paterson's deadline is only four years away. Chances of making 45 percent are flickering like a spent light bulb.
With respect to wind, the reasons for the sputtering cross both public- and private-sector lines, experts say.
The fledgling wind industry nationally and in upstate New York is being tested by weak public policy, heavy competition... [continue via Web link]