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

Ask tough questions on wind power

If the good people of Florida would question the developers, the politicians who fast-track this project, the facts, and the integrity of the siting process with this type of intensity instead of attacking anyone who participates in the public process, this project would never be built.
20 Mar 2006

French Academy of Medicine warns of wind turbine noise

Ventdubocage has posted a report from the National Academy of Medicine in France, "Le retentissement du fonctionnement des éoliennes sur la santé de l'homme" ("Repercussions of wind turbine operations on human health"). Following is a translation of a notice of the report by Dr. Chantal Gueniot in "Panorama du Médecin, 20 March 2006:
20 Mar 2006

Hearing officer brings hope

It gives me hope that a sane assessment of costs versus benefits will prevail over this destructive scheme to industrialize a huge proportion of Vermont’s unspoiled mountain landscape.
20 Mar 2006

Feeling of distrust about UPC

I certainly hope that the residents of Sheffield and Sutton continue to look and listen very carefully to what they are shown and told, ask every question that they can, and consider this plan before allowing it to go forward. Something tells me that UPC will make their money and be gone, leaving NEK residents to live for many years with something they may eventually regret. I truly hope I'm wrong.
20 Mar 2006

Not allowed to speak

I find it intellectually insulting that the assumption be still perpetuated in this age of the Internet access to information, that the "public" is a completely uninformed body requiring being put straight by "experts" (who often have their own agenda to promote).
20 Mar 2006

Hearings on wind turbines a contrast to maple festival

MONTEREY The State Corporation Commission held hearings last week on a proposal to build wind turbines in Highland County. The gathering of dark-suited officials and lawyers was a bit unusual in remote, bucolic Monterey, but something reminded everyone there is much more to Highland County than the wind-farm debate.
19 Mar 2006
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