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Testimony of The Business Council of New York State before The Assembly Committee on Energy The Assembly Subcommittee on Renewable Energy

Let me be clear from the start - we are not opposed to renewables. Our companies have been the beneficiaries of the state's most abundant form of renewable energy - hydropower. What we do object to is being forced to subsidize those renewables that are not cost competitive...............Adding significant amounts of wind power does not negate the need to add more baseload generation, to ensure system reliability during periods of peak demand. Until we add significant baseload capacity in this state we are not likely to reap the benefits of a truly competitive marketplace where supply will respond to demand.
21 Mar 2006

Committee hears from friends, foes of wind farms

A destroyer of natural landscapes and human health, or the solution to New York’s dependence on costly fossil fuels ­— that’s how wind farms were described as both opponents and advocates took turns speaking at a hearing last Tuesday before the Assembly energy committee.
11 Mar 2006

Assembly hears wind-power debate

ALBANY — To some Upstate residents, massive windmills are “a blight on the landscape.” To environmentalists and energy companies, they are a low-cost energy source that can reduce society's dependence on oil and gas. The two sides squared off Tuesday at an Assembly hearing over the direction of the state's renewable energy programs. One thing both sides could agree on: this is a fight that is rippling across New York.
8 Mar 2006

http://www.windaction.org/posts?location=New+York&p=174
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