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Judge: Clayton’s moratorium on meteorological towers stands for now

“(Atlantic Wind) did not point to any deadlines they will miss and inadequately explained how or if the delay prevents them from taking any further steps along the regulatory path,” Judge McClusky wrote. “In addition, both sides acknowledge that wind testing has been going on for several years from preexisting Met Towers associated with an earlier proposed (wind project), and the Court is not aware as to how these new measurements effect the process.”
15 Jul 2016

Long Island to get offshore wind farm

The power produced by the project would cost far more than electricity generated by conventional gas-powered plant, officials said. But on Thursday both the authority and Deepwater declined to provide cost estimates. Because of falling costs in the industry, the cost of the electricity sold to the authority would be less than the 16 to 17 cents per kilowatt-hour ...but retail residential rates on Long Island are about half that. 
15 Jul 2016

Wind turbines can cause inner ear problem

As you well know, there are at least two sides to every story. When it comes to large installations of wind turbines, there are many. Many stories from Clinton, Lewis, Herkimer and Wyoming counties in New York. From Ontario, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Britain, France and places between and far beyond.
15 Jul 2016

NYISO cites costs, capacity in Cuomo clean energy plan

While NYISO was careful to point out that it supports Cuomo's vision, the North Greenbush-based operation said New York would have to add a large amount of new transmission lines and would have to study more how to manage the added renewable electricity generation, which is naturally intermittent, that would be added to the grid. Transmission upgrades and new transmission lines are expensive to build and even more unpopular with residents who don't like to see the large structures near their neighborhoods.
14 Jul 2016

Newfield proposal blocks wind farms

In the newly proposed law, the setback is increased to 1,760 feet or three times the blade radius, whichever is greater, from adjacent property lines, unless each neighboring landowner within 1,760 feet consents to a written lease, easement or other agreement. 
9 Jul 2016

Meeting in Parishville on 40-tower wind farm plan gets mixed reviews

Miller said he felt that the information they were getting from Atlantic Wind was “the standard low-level boilerplate information that was not specific to this project. And they said things like, ‘No, it does not affect land values,’ or ‘No, we haven’t signed leases, we’re not that far along.’ Whenever we asked hard or detailed questions, we got, ‘Oh, that’s not my area of expertise.’”
17 Jun 2016

Exelon to shut Nine Mile Point-1, Ginna reactors if New York fails to OK compensation plan

The proposal by the state Department of Public Service stipulates Exelon's 597-MW Ginna reactor in Ontario, New York, and the 640-MW Nine Mile Point-1 and 1,205-MW Nine Mile Point-2 units in Oswego, as well as Entergy's 849-MW FitzPatrick in Oswego, would be eligible to receive payments via a zero-emissions credit, or ZEC, from state electricity retailers.
14 Jun 2016

Yates approves amendment to Wind Energies Facilities Law

Councilman John Riggi, who voted yes, said “This law, again, has been a long in the making. Frankly, we’re basically running, trying to get this law done, so we can protect the constituency. Article 10 has not given us any guidance to what is reasonably burdensome and what is unreasonably burdensome. So, nobody knows. Nobody knows for sure. That being the case, I think we have to offer the constituency the best protections we possibly can.”
13 Jun 2016

Somerset may tax energy projects

"Our town, school and county have a decidedly mixed experience with PILOTs, as have many across the state,” resident Randy Atwater said. “We know that our community does not want this project, but if we lose the battle and the project proceeds, I'd prefer the project be taxed on the full value of the installation.”
10 Jun 2016
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