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CAPE VINCENT, Mar. 24, 2006 (Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News delivered by Newstex) -- Although not one wind turbine has started spinning, energy is already being generated and expended by the town's concerned citizens, who say proposed setbacks for towers aren't stringent enough.
BEEKMANTOWN, N.Y. -- About 100 people were at a Beekmantown Zoning Board meeting Wednesday night to voice their concern about a potential wind farm project, NewsChannel 5 reported.
A second proposal for wind farm development in Hartsville - devised by a group of town residents - will be explained at a meeting early next month.
HERKIMER — It is a matter of money.
BEEKMANTOWN -- More than 50 residents filled the usually sparsely attended meeting of the Beekmantown Town Council on Monday night.
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.
Corning | The issue of wind farms is receiving a lot of scrutiny lately.
The state currently has no requirements for environmental studies of wind turbine sites. We need a law requiring wildlife surveys before and after the installation of wind turbines. Places with high populations of vulnerable wildlife should be avoided.
An opponent of wind farm opponents has caught the attention of Tom Golisano.
BRANDON, N.Y. An energy company says it will submit a proposal for a wind farm in Franklin County early this summer.
Town boards in Meredith and Bovina in Delaware County dealt with moratoriums on the installation of wind turbines at their meetings Tuesday.
HORNBY | A moratorium on wind turbine construction will likely be extended by Hornby town officials next month.
LOWVILLE, N.Y. - William and Patricia Burke have lived in their white Colonial-style farmhouse on the edge of the Tug Hill plateau for 36 years. And for 35 of those years they have cursed the winter wind as it whistled through every crack and hole in the house.
ARKPORT - In an effort to gain more knowledge about wind farms, the Hornellsville town board will host an informational meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
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.
During a general town board meeting on March 9th the Town of Clinton ( Churubusco) was served with an Article 78 which asks the judge to overturn Local Law #1 of 2005 that allowed Wind Energy Facilities in Clinton.
Hartsville resident Steve Dombert discusses an alternative wind farm plan that could include assistance from Tom Golisano during the Hartsville town board meeting Wednesday night.
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.
CORNING - When it comes to electricity-generating wind farms, there doesn't seem to be much middle ground: People are generally either for them or against them.
CORNING - Plans to build hundreds of electricity- generating wind turbines have stirred a storm of controversy across several Southern Tier counties.