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Close to eight years of legal battles, community upsets and neighbors bickering with neighbors over a proposed 29-turbine wind project in the town of Allegany came to an end Tuesday. The final nail in the coffin of the proposed EverPower Wind LLC project in the Chipmonk and Knapp Creek areas was hammered when the Allegany Town Board unanimously voted to rescind the wind overlay district.
The Town of Catlin is considering a proposed local law that would allow a clean energy company to erect at least 30 wind turbines in the town, but some residents are concerned about the impact on their rural community.
The company was scheduled to present to the town board earlier this week, but conflicts forced the company to reschedule, said Kean Stimm, Kean Wind Turbine founder. Kean Wind will reschedule with the town to conduct a presentation in the area during the fall.
Dan isn't sure what he thinks about the turbines. "It’s a little scary that you got that much material in the air over you turning and rotating. And there’s no doubt from where they’re talking about putting it, any place on the farm you’ll be able to hear them."
“A tiny windmill on a big building is just silly — it might as well be a pinwheel,” said Russell Unger, executive director of the Urban Green Council. “It’s a lovely idea, if people want to pay for it and test it out, but as far as return on investment goes, it’s a waste compared to more insulation and efficient building systems.”
The developer of the Horse Creek Wind Farm project in the town has ceased planning efforts and no longer has an active permit application, although it could decide later to revisit its plan.
On March 30, 2014, there was unbelievable noise at my home coming from the south, southeast. I called the Susan May/Invenergy Hotline — (866) 378-4580. There was no surprise here as it was dead. No ring, no answer, just dead. Thinking my phone was the issue I tried a cell phone and same thing; dead as can be.
The developer of a proposed 29-turbine wind farm in Cattaraugus County is re-evaluating the project after a state appellate court rejected its appeal of the Town of Allegany’s refusal to extend a permit for the $160 million development.
With the state planning to pump $1 billion over the next decade into solar projects, a group of local businesses and environmentalists are wondering: What about wind energy?
Iberdrola is in the throes of a lawsuit with dozens of Herkimer County residents over concerns about the Hardscrabble Wind Farm. Spokesman Paul Copleman said they recognize the concerns and are willing to work with the community. ...While there is opposition to wind, other renewable power sources might be better options.
BP has dropped its plans to put $300 million worth of windmills in the town of Cape Vincent. BP Wind Energy wanted to develop a 200 to 285 megawatt wind power farm in the town. The decision to "terminate" the project comes after years of controversy in the community.
Project Manager of EDP Renewables North America Derek Rieman said he has been developing the project for a number of years now.
Two teens were arraigned Friday in Lewis County Court on charges that they shot at a turbine at Maple Ridge Wind Farm, causing extensive damage.
“We [the NY PSC] want to move things forward if there’s a way, but if there’s not any action, we could decide to close the application down. If there’s a sale (by March), then we’ll have to schedule a conference to find out where we are and what we should do about it. A lot of people have put their lives on hold, not knowing whether a turbine is going to affect them one way or another.”
The Democrats claim in their action that the Board of Elections improperly issued absentee ballots “in error, based upon insufficient, fraudulent or forged applications.” They maintain that the ballots were given to people whose primary residence is not in the town of Cape Vincent, making them ineligible to vote in town elections. The also claim that a voter in the town’s District 2 was allowed to vote on a ballot used exclusively for District 1.
“I am all for alternative energy,” Mr. Schaeffer said. “Noise is my primary concern.” He wondered why Mr. Hirsch could not find what Mr. Schaeffer thought would be a less intrusive alternative. “It’s only one generator,” Mr. Schaeffer said. “He’s not saving the planet.”
An EverPower Wind Holdings Inc. official has confirmed the company will not file a request to extend its permit for the Allegany wind farm project.
A company proposing to construct more than 100 utility-scale wind turbines in Champaign County has dropped plans to build a similar installation in western New York, according to the Buffalo News.
Everpower/Allegany Wind representatives have already violated their contract with the town of Allegany numerous times. Then, rather than completing the required study for the project changes they demanded, they brought not just one, but two costly lawsuits against the town. Do we really want to allow these individuals, already acting as our enemies, to have the contractual right to do large-scale, risky business here
BP Wind Energy plans to sell its entire development portfolio - which includes the proposed Cape Vincent Wind Farm - by the end of the year, according to a company spokeswoman. "BP is seeking to divest its entire wind development portfolio to potential buyers that have the strategy and resources to continue to develop these projects."