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Apex files Lighthouse Wind plans

The Virginia-based company, through its subsidiary Lighthouse Wind, on Monday formally filed its preliminary scoping statement to the state’s Public Service Commission for a proposed 201-megawatt wind turbine network in Yates and Somerset.
27 Nov 2015

Iberdrola could revisit plans for Horse Creek Wind Farm in Clayton

Though Iberdrola’s 446-megawatt pledge does not call for any wind projects in New York, its 48-turbine, 96-megawatt wind farm planned in the town of Clayton is among several projects statewide that could still materialize, according to Paul N. Copleman, spokesman for the developer. He said the developer now has 500 megawatts of wind power under development with projects planned in New York.
31 Oct 2015

County legislators are ‘outraged’ with state process for siting Yates, Somerset turbines

Orleans County legislators may be taking a wait-and-see approach with a proposed wind energy project in Yates and Somerset, but the county officials aren’t holding back their opinions on the loss of local control in deciding the fate of the project. “Every New Yorker should be outraged with Albany stepping on local governments,” said Legislator Don Allport, R-Gaines.
30 Oct 2015

Wind Energy’s True Costs

Critically, our studies examine the economic impact of available energy sources, are peer-reviewed and fact-checked for accuracy, and rely on academically accepted practices and methodologies. This study happens to reveal that the true cost of wind energy is being masked by taxpayer subsidies afforded to corporate wind producers.
21 Oct 2015

Wind survey delay, postings lead to confusion in Yates

A committee representing the Yates Town Council, Save Ontario Shores and Apex Clean Energy is still putting together a survey gauging support and opposition to locating a wind energy network with in the town, Supervisor John Belson said. “(Councilman) Wes Bradley is working to put it together with S.O.S. and Apex, but it takes time,” Belson said 
10 Oct 2015

Cassadaga board hears wind farm update

The Cassadaga Wind Project is a proposed 126 megawatt wind farm located in the towns of Arkwright, Charlotte and Cherry Creek, according to Everpower's website. The project will be located on primarily farmland and could include up to 62 turbines when completed.
26 Sep 2015

Town of Somerset hires Vacco in legal fight against Apex wind power project

The Town of Somerset has hired former state Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco to lead a legal fight against Apex Clean Energy’s proposed wind power project, and Apex may have to pay for it. Supervisor Daniel M. Engert said the town, and the anti-wind power citizens group Save Ontario Shores, or SOS, are allowed to apply to the state Public Service Commission for “intervenor funds” that would have to come out of the pocket of the Virginia wind turbine company.
11 Sep 2015

Developer hopes to bring 50-100 more wind turbines to Clinton County

Back in Franklin and Clinton Counties, people are still filing grievances with local government officials about the turbines that have been going up over the last decade. “The turbines have interfered with people’s lives in this town,” said Chad Garrow, a resident of Churubusco. “I am for clean energy but I am not for destroying people’s lives in the pursuit of it,” he said.
3 Sep 2015

Galloo Island wind developer submits proposal to start Article 10 review

The PSC informed the developer in a July 15 letter that it will need to make several revisions before submitting a preliminary scoping statement for the project — the next step in the review process. Calling Hudson’s plan “inadequate in several areas,” the letter states that the developer’s proposed study area for the project should be expanded to include more municipalities that would be affected by the view of the wind farm. 
25 Jul 2015

Survey says: No wind farms in Somerset; Town supervisor pledges opposition to Apex proposal.

Late last month, the Somerset town board authorized a townwide survey of residents/property owners to gauge their support or opposition of an Apex project, which could consist of up to 70, 570-foot-tall wind turbines. Completed surveys were due Tuesday and, according to Engert, 64 percent of respondents said they're strongly opposed.
18 Jun 2015

Hudson annexes NY wind

Initial proponent Upstate NY Power Corp., a Pattern Energy subsidiary, had received state approval for an 84-turbine 254MW project. However its transmission line application was cancelled in 2013 and the project was shelved.
18 Jun 2015

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