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Hornby | Hornby Town officials will review a proposed zoning change early next month that could clear the way for the construction of a large wind farm.
BATH | The potential for the wind industry in Steuben County is booming, with federal tax credits fueling plans for more than 250 skyscraper-sized wind turbines along the rural hillsides.
Handing out packets of Lipton tea and slices of sugared ginger, a group of anti-wind farm residents from areas in rural New York staged their own “Albany Tea Party” last week, calling a surcharge on electricity bills “taxation without representation.”
ALTONA -- The Town of Altona now has a wind-energy law in place, and Noble Environmental has submitted a wind-farm application there.
NEWARK — Wind turbines and geothermal energy may help power an alternative-energy-based industrial park that Wayne County economic planners want to see built in the village.
CHERRY VALLEY - Cherry Valley town supervisor Tom Garretson said Wednesday that he would not rule out the possibility of a moratorium on wind turbines in the town.
HERKIMER — In what has become a monthly occurrence at Herkimer County Legislature meetings, residents from the towns of Stark and Warren pleaded with the local lawmakers Wednesday to share information regarding the proposed windmill projects in Herkimer County.
SOMERSET - The Somerset Town Board gave itself six more months to establish guidelines on constructing windmills.
Residents of those towns voiced their displeasure with Airtricity Inc. LLC, as a company representative explained a project in the town as part of Tuesday's Hornellsville town board meeting.
LYONS – Members of the local Alternative Energy Task Force last night discussed some of the obstacles they may have to overcome to bring wind power to Wayne County.
Hornby | The Hornby Town Zoning Revision Committee is ready to give its wind farm application proposal to the town board, possibly at a meeting Feb. 27.
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.
A town meeting in Beekmantown Thursday night brought up more information about wind-generated power possibilities in the area.
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.
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.
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.
With the price of energy at an all time high, taxes and surcharges in your bill are under a lot more scrutiny.
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.