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Due to information from other countries that have wind turbines and that grid operators in some countries have stated that the electrical output of the wind turbines is almost the same as the electrical usage by the wind facilities, it is requested that studies be performed before further consideration of turbines for Ripley-Westfield by Pattern. (Reference the second largest grid operator in Germany.)
The developer of the Galloo Island Wind Farm told north country contractors Friday he is pushing construction back a year, blaming a lawsuit the town of Henderson filed against the town of Hounsfield. "Upstate had hoped to start this year," said Robert W. Burgdorf, a representative of developer Upstate NY Power Corp. "But at this point, it's pretty clear, there are still permitting issues and a lawsuit with the town of Henderson."
State plans to lure a developer for a proposed wind farm off the shores of Lake Erie or Lake Ontario were greeted with skepticism by local anglers Thursday. About 200 people attended a meeting in Hamburg's Armor Fire Hall, where they heard a presentation on the Great Lakes Offshore Wind project first announced by New York Power Authority officials about a year ago.
A public session was held Wednesday to discuss the changes made to the Alabama Ledge Wind Farm Project. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that studies the effect the wind turbines might have on the area has already been prepared, but since project developer Horizon LLC is proposing changes to the project, the Town Board has required the company to complete a supplemental DEIS.
Four proposed wind farms in Jefferson County will never get off the drawing board unless they can find someone to buy their power. And the most likely buyer - the New York Power Authority - has refused to purchase any electricity generated by wind here.
One of the things that made leasing so attractive to farmers was that they could work the land virtually up to the base of the windmill towers. Now Sennott says compensatory agreements will be made for the loss of use of the cropland unavailable inside the 300-foot radius - about the height of each windmill - staked out around each turbine.
Cape Vincent will no longer be the only local town with a foreign wind company sales office in its presence. Industrial wind developer Iberdrola Renewables (aka Atlantic Wind, LLC) is eyeing an office on Main Street in Hammond in the hopes of becoming part of the fabric of this little town. ...Normally a town would welcome a new business with open arms, particularly given the present economy. Unfortunately this company comes with mixed reviews.
Lewis County legislators on Tuesday approved a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement on the proposed Roaring Brook Wind Farm that is expected to pay up to $24 million over 20 years. Legislators voted 8-0 in support of the proposed PILOT plan.
Cindy L. Grant, a Clayton resident aligned with Environmentally Concerned Citizens Organization, asked the Jefferson County Board of Legislators not to vote on a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement for a proposed wind farm in Clayton.
A public hearing for the Westfield-Ripley Wind Power Project will be held at Meeders Restaurant in Ripley, N.Y., on Tuesday at 7 p.m. This meeting concerns all of us. It concerns our land, our natural resources and our quality of life. If we don't protect these things by being informed and speaking out, no one else will.
The "divide and conquer" techniques that Big Wind salesmen have successfully used time and time again in their financially-motivated exploitation of our beautiful state and its citizens, were evident once again at Orangeville's March 25 public hearing on Invenergy's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Stony Creek industrial wind installation. Sadly, despite the fact that this is the biggest, most divisive issue to ever hit our area no local news media covered the hearing.
Local taxing jurisdictions are considering a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement on the proposed 39-turbine Roaring Brook Wind Farm ...However, given the recent legal wranglings over the last payment from the existing wind farm here, board members may choose to hold off.
A working draft of the town's wind energy law could be presented to the Town Council for review and approval as early as May 11. Seven representatives of the 10-member wind committee met Wednesday at the town hall for what may be the final time.
Federal approval of a wind-powered energy facility off the coast of Cape Cod is adding new lift to a similar project proposed by the Long Island Power Authority. The $1 billion Cape Wind renewable energy project, the country's first, received approval from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last week, giving LIPA officials hope that additional wind projects will be approved soon.
Having previously approved a payment in lieu of taxes agreement with Iberdrola Renewables subsidiary Atlantic Wind for the Hardscrabble wind farm project, the Herkimer County Legislature Wednesday voted to authorize the contract's execution. "We did not acquiesce on many of the things that the company wanted us to agree to ..."I am very proud of how this legislature stood up to what could be classified as bullying at times."
A 36-page, 32-section working draft of Morristown's wind energy law could be presented to the Morristown Town Board for review and approval as early as May 11, the next regularly scheduled meeting for the town board.
An EverPower Renewables wind-turbine project that has been put on hold in the community of Howard has caused concern for town of Allegany officials where a similar EverPower wind-turbine farm has been proposed. ...Pat Eaton, town of Allegany supervisor, said the current issue with the Howard project has caused some concern for town officials.
Though wind laws have not been approved in the towns of Hammond, Morristown, or Oswegatchie and the county clerk's office reports no new leases for hosting turbines, a spokesman for Iberdrola Renewables says an Iberdrola branch office may be opening in Hammond.
ORANGEVILLE -- A state Supreme Court justice ruled against all of Clear Skies Over Orangeville's major arguments in his decision to dismiss the group's lawsuit.
While Westfield and Ripley residents will have the opportunity to discuss their feelings with their respective town boards regarding a proposed wind project, the project's developer decided they wanted to get into the action as well. Recently, representatives from Pattern Energy Group LP, the company developing the proposed wind farm, held a public meeting at Westfield Academy and Central School.