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A town meeting in Beekmantown Thursday night brought up more information about wind-generated power possibilities in the area.
Currently, LIPA can produce at most 6,100 megawatts of power a day, up from 5,000 megawatts three years ago, and by 2010, it is projected that Long Island will need 7,500 megawatts a day to meet Long Island’s energy demands.
NEW HARTFORD – Frederick Scatko has mixed feelings about the possibility of a 60- to 80-foot-tall wind turbine being built near his Higby Road home.
Also on Monday night's agenda is a resolution to introduce a law that would not allow property tax exemptions on land used for solar or wind energy systems or for farm waste energy systems.
The talk of wind turbine construction continued in two towns Wednesday night at the municipalities' respective board meetings.
ALBANY -- Outspoken residents from the rural North Country and Mohawk Valley lobbied lawmakers in Albany Monday against unfettered development of wind generators and electric utility fees that help pay for them.
ALBANY — Outspoken residents from the rural North Country, Mohawk Valley and Otsego County lobbied legislators in Albany on Monday against unfettered development of wind generators and electric-utility fees that help pay for them.
With the price of energy at an all time high, taxes and surcharges in your bill are under a lot more scrutiny.
MEREDITH — An informal presentation on issues related to the proposed installation of wind turbines will take place at the Meredith Town Planning Board at 7 p.m. Monday.
An ad hoc coalition of anti-windpower groups from around New York will meet in Albany, N.Y., Monday, Feb. 6, to lobby against New York's indirect underwriting of wind farms.
The belief that Green Choice would reduce the amount of oil and other fuels LIPA must purchase for energy -- and thereby reduce costs the more it's used -- appears to be widespread. The reality is somewhat different.
Hornby | Officials continue to scrutinize plans for a 40-turbine wind farm in the town of Hornby region, with a special zoning committee meeting set to take place there at 6:30 p.m. today.
Meteorological towers to test wind speed and direction have been installed in the towns of Walton, Tompkins and Meredith to determine whether those sites would be suitable for wind turbines, officials said Wednesday.
It struck me that the wind farm is scheduled to be operating by 2008, only two years hence. I work on deadlines. I guessed, then, that all during the public hearing process, and the permit-application process, and the permission-to-build process, these guys will be building the project, anyway.
CENTERVILLE — Winds of change are blowing through Centerville as the town board investigates the pros and cons of the citing of a wind farm on its ridges.
The trend of companies proposing offshore energy facilities around Long Island makes Robert Weltner anxious.
For those who live among the towers, the consequences of the development are palpable. The construction required building new roads and widening existing ones to make room for oversize vehicles. Hundreds of workers moved into town or stayed in trailers on the job site during the summer rush. The rural landscape was transformed into an industrial setting. Where stands of poplars and fields of corn and hay covered the plateau, the smooth lines of the light gray towers and steady rotation of the rotors now define the view. And the noises changed. The unobstructed wind has always been the dominant sound on the plateau. Now, the whoosh of the wind is mixed with the hum of the machines and a mechanical whomp of the blades turning.
HERKIMER - Three residents made their point perfectly clear to county legislators during Wednesday night's meeting: town officials where local windmill projects have been proposed want more say in ongoing negotiations between the county and wind energy companies.
The presence of wind farms will have literally NO impact on the number of coal burning plants that must be kept on line to meet demand. NONE.
Thousands of birds nest around, or migrate through, the Lake Erie shoreline near Buffalo. Just how many of them would be killed by spinning windmill blades was the dominant concern at a meeting Thursday night on the area's potential to generate wind energy.