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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.
Despite overwhelming public rejection, Apex pushes on with Project Lighthouse Wind, under the authority of the recently passed Article X of the state Public Service law. This law stripped local governments of the ability to decide the fate of this project and placed that authority in the hands of a siting board dominated by Albany politicians. Big business and big government are therefore in control of our community and our destiny.
We do not want our area to become an industrial wasteland. We do not want our health compromised. We do not want our eagles, bats and migratory birds slaughtered. We do not want our dark skies cluttered with flashing lights. We do not want to be subjected to the torture of shadow flicker, infrasound and incessant wind turbine noise. We do not want our rights as landowners removed by Article X.
HENDERSON — Many Henderson residents expressed overwhelming disapproval of the Galloo Island wind project as they voiced their concerns during an informational meeting Friday evening at the Henderson Community Center.
Despite overwhelming opposition to the Lighthouse Wind project, Big Wind LLC, also known as Apex Clean Energy LLC, remains intent on assaulting Somerset and Yates citizens. Apex's unscrupulous history of spreading misinformation is most troubling. Even worse is the apparent collusion between Apex and New York State’s bureaucracies.
New York state energy regulators on Monday approved a plan to pay several upstate nuclear power plants up to $965 million over two years to keep the reactors in service and meet the state's carbon reduction goals.
Denmark town officials are continuing their lengthy review of a five-year-old, 80-megawatt wind farm project here, one of few remaining that predate a state-led permitting process.
But local residents see the prospect of turbines differently, and that has broken long friendships and created deep rifts in the two towns where they would rise. “We’re in the fight of our lives here,” said John Riggi of Yates, who fears the character of his Orleans County town would be ruined if a state siting board approves the Lighthouse Wind project.
After reviewing Atlantic Wind LLC’s Public Involvement Program Plan for the Horse Creek Wind Farm project, state Department of Public Service staff members recommend that the developer expand its area of study, incorporate more community outreach and clearly establish its project area, stakeholders and turbine height for its final plan.
The Lyme Town Council discussed potential zoning issues and intervenor funding with wind developer representatives during its monthly board meeting ...“We have a wind law in place, and any developer has to follow the process we set down,” Mr. Aubertine (Town Supervisor) said. “If they don’t want to abide by that law, we’ll reject (their proposal).”
In the newly proposed law, the setback is increased to 1,760 feet or three times the blade radius, whichever is greater, from adjacent property lines, unless each neighboring landowner within 1,760 feet consents to a written lease, easement or other agreement.
PSEG Long Island will postpone by two months the long-awaited release of a plan for the Island’s energy sources as LIPA and the state call for further analysis of offshore wind-energy proposals and the state’s clean energy standard.
Miller said he felt that the information they were getting from Atlantic Wind was “the standard low-level boilerplate information that was not specific to this project. And they said things like, ‘No, it does not affect land values,’ or ‘No, we haven’t signed leases, we’re not that far along.’ Whenever we asked hard or detailed questions, we got, ‘Oh, that’s not my area of expertise.’”
COPENHAGEN — An informational session on the proposed 40-turbine Deer River Wind Farm has been set for next week.
Compliance with renewable portfolio standards (RPS) cost US consumers an average $12/MWh in 2014 - or a total of $2.6 billion.
The towns and school districts that would be affected by the proposed Apex Clean Energy wind power project are saying no to property tax breaks for the project.
Apex's tactics are no different than the ones by the unscrupulous wind corporation that assaulted us in Orangeville. These morally bankrupt big wind LLCs sneak into town and make deals with large landowners long before anyone else knows what's going on. They show up spewing make-believe stories about life under these giant industrial machines. They use divide-and-conquer tactics that pit neighbor against neighbor.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the state to get half of its energy from renewable sources in the next 15 years. That has wind developers eyeing the farm land along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. One energy company has revived an interest in constructing a wind farm in Jefferson County that would extend across the towns of Clayton, Orleans, Brownville and Lyme.
Barre Supervisor Mark L. Chamberlain said he had no inkling of the project until receiving a letter from Apex early this week. Apex issued a news release late Wednesday. “They told us nothing. The extent of the letter was, they would like to meet with us to discuss it,” Chamberlain said.
Town of Orleans residents met Thursday to discuss the future of wind power in the town. That's because of a request from Iberdrola Renewables to build a controversial wind farm along the St. Lawrence River.