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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.
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.
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.
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.
Wind turbines are being considered as a source of some power for the town's sewage treatment facility and the village's water wells.
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.
Neither Ms. Perry nor other wind energy advocates have successfully challenged the substance of my papers. Instead, they resort to ad hominem attacks.
Two separate wind farms proposed for Prattsburgh, Steuben County, are now being reviewed by the same local development agency.
BATH - A new Steuben County law approved by legislators Monday will allow the county to tax wind- and solar-energy developments in the county.
Critics argued the combined 140 megawatts the turbines would produce at peak capacity represented a fraction of the Island's current 6,100 megawatt availability, at a price equivalent to or higher than oil or gas-based power. They voiced concerns over turbine noise, obstructed views and impacted property values, and noted that low wind velocities during the summer season could mean the wind farm is least productive when needed most.
The talk of wind turbines continues to blow through Steuben and Livingston counties. Three towns are currently in different stages of the proposed projects.
Representatives from several environmental advocacy groups are celebrating the fact that Maple Ridge wind farm in Lewis County recently went on line. But a vocal group of citizens opposed to the use of wind turbines say the state should focus on other energy sources.
CHATEAUGAY -- A 120-foot wind tower may be erected at the State Department of Environmental Conservation Fish Hatchery here to generate electricity to power the operation.
He [Golisano] said if windmills can be positioned so that they don't impact people negatively, then he supports them.
The Adirondack Park has served as a model for parks and protected areas across the globe. Its economic prospects rest on whether its natural wonders and wild character are assured.
"It's like putting lipstick on a pig," said Larry Newhart, a challenger of the turbine projects. "You can dress it up however you want but it's still a pig."