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Wildlife groups are concerned the turbines could disrupt a major flyway for migrating birds. Local lawmakers worry about flight operations being compromised at a nearby military base. Residents fret about potential health threats from noise, which are still being studied, and say views could be dominated by structures taller than any skyscraper in upstate New York.
The company, which brought suit under the name of its Lighthouses Wind subsidiary, contends that the Planning Board failed to comply with a legal deadline to make a decision on the site plan and special use permit it sought for the two 197-foot meteorological towers on Lake and West Somerset roads, which the company says would be dismantled within three years.
This is a tale of two commercial wind projects (and by extension, a lot more than two).
ARKWRIGHT — With several wind energy projects in the works for Chautauqua County, Arkwright town officials and representatives from EDP Renewables North America LLC are proud to lead the way.
CHATEAUGAY — Work continues on the Jericho Rise Wind Farm, with wind — ironically — causing an occasionally slowing of construction.
REDFIELD — Wind energy facility developer Avangrid Renewables installed two temporary meteorological towers on a property encompassing the towns of Redfield and Worth and intends to submit a Public Involvement Program Plan for its new project, Mad River Wind Farm, potentially making it the first wind energy facility in Oswego County.
While the end may be in sight for the long-debated Black Oak Wind Farm, it's future remains uncertain. After another contentious meeting, the Enfield Town Board voted to delay any further action until Black Oak pays its debts to the town.
If Orleans had to wait 18 months to connect to the grid that would be beyond the deadline for receiving the production incentives, making the project a cost liability for county taxpayers, Legislature Chairman David Callard said this afternoon.
The Heritage Wind project would have approximately 70 turbines, in locations that are not yet determined. The town of Barre has an ordinance that prohibits turbines taller than 500 feet, the company said. Lighthouse Wind's turbines could be up to 600 feet tall.
EDF officials still hope to negotiate an earlier date with the utility, but the issue makes it difficult to give a definite start date at this point, he said. While federal wind tax credits available for the project will drop slightly if it is not started this year, Mr. Saliterman said that is “not going to be a limiting factor for us.”
Among Noble Environmental’s most valuable assets, according to court papers, are $691 million in so-called net operating losses, which a reorganized company can use to offset future taxes. The company is hoping for a quick trip through bankruptcy.
Hats off to Save Ontario Shores, and all of those citizens in Somerset, Yates, and across New York State and the country, who are speaking out against the biggest environmental scam and consumer FRAUD to ever be perpetrated on humankind – the industrial wind scam.
Accusations of bias toward the state Department of Environmental Conservation have brought sharp criticism, but local stakeholders supported DEC’s decision to continue participating in the Article 10 process for Apex Clean Energy’s Galloo Island Wind project.
Let’s start with this premise (as our governor has):
Despite the pouring rain, about 500 people attended a Save Ontario Shores rally at the Golden Hill State Park Boat Launch Pavilion on Thursday.
About 500 opponents of the proposed Lighthouse Wind turbine project rallied in the pouring rain Thursday at the Boat Launch Pavilion of Golden State Park, calling on the company to abandon its “ill-conceived project.”
Atlantic Wind LLC and their legal representatives from Young/Sommer LLC revised numerous sections of their public involvement plan to clarify their area study, area boundaries and public involvement, but while all of the concerns expressed by the state Department of Public Service were noted, not all of them were addressed in the revisions for the Horse Creek Wind Farm.
Town officials were enthusiastic about the proposed construction of 29 wind turbines in their community when officials from EDP Renewables revived the long-dormant Jericho Rise wind farm project. But the reality of the construction is causing some to rethink their initial enthusiasm.
ARKWRIGHT - The town of Arkwright is slowly but surely propelling forward in seeing a wind farm erected by the end of next year.
Rather than serving its mandatory role as a regulatory agency weighing the pros and cons of proposed wind projects in the north country, the state Department of Conservation collaborated with developers in promoting their value.