Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Planning board recommends one-year moratorium on wind projects in Clayton

The Jefferson County Planning Board on Tuesday voted to recommend that the Clayton Town Board extend its proposed moratorium on wind projects from six months to one year.Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Boldt Castle makes Martha Stewart fairy tale wedding venue list


 Boldt Castle 4th of July 2014
ALEXANDRIA BAY — Boldt Castle was recognized as an American fairy tale castle wedding venue by Martha Stewart Weddings, with its writers noting the area’s beauty. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Monday, April 25, 2016

Proposed underwater power line would connect Upstate to NYC via Erie Canal, Hudson


That could improve the financial outlook for Upstate nuclear plants and wind farms, which are expected to be important for the success of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Developers will begin seeking regulatory approvals today to build a 260-mile underwater transmission line along the Erie Canal and Hudson River to carry electricity from Upstate nuclear plants, wind farms and other generators to New York City. Continue reading via this link to Syracuse.com

Monday, April 18, 2016


FERC JUDGE RULES THAT CALIFORNIA’S ENERGY CRISIS CONTRACT WITH IBERDROLA  WAS PRODUCT OF FRAUD


SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2016 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today applauded an Initial Decision issued by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Tuesday, which finds that Shell Energy North America (US) L.P. defrauded California during the negotiations of a long-term power contract signed during the energy crisis in May 2001. The Initial Decision also finds that the Shell contract, along with a contract the state signed with Iberdrola Renewables LLC in June 2001, burdened California consumers with more than $1.1 billion in excessive charges, including interest. The Initial Decision, if affirmed, paves the way for refunds for California consumers from Shell and Iberdrola Renewables for overcharges under long-term contracts executed during the energy crisis of 2000-2001.

Wind developer: Study erroneously predicted turbine impact on Henderson

HENDERSON HARBOR — Apex Clean Energy contends flawed methodology was used by a study that predicts impact of the proposed Galloo Island Wind Farm on property values in the town of Henderson.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Orleans Imposes 6-Month Moratorium On Wind Projects


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. Continue reading via this link to WNYTV

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Clayton’s executive session to discuss strategy raises eyebrows


CLAYTON — A Clayton Town Council meeting to interview a law firm in response to the Horse Creek wind project fell quickly into disarray as the board called a controversial executive session to discuss strategy.

Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Energy reform: no easy path


While Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy was presented in the State of the State and budget address this year with commitments to eliminate coal emissions by 2020, the strategy, now about two years old, has attracted criticism from those who feel the governor’s administration has set unrealistic goals. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Thursday, April 7, 2016


Amid accusations, wind industry to receive new ethical code of conduct

ALBANY — After claims of bribery and intimidation of local officials, the state’s wind industry now has an updated code of conduct, and violators could face fines.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office will announce Thursday a revised code of conduct for the wind energy industry. The code will deter improper relationships between government officials and wind development companies, according to Schneiderman. That could include benefits given to public officials and improperly sought land-use agreements.Continue reading via this link to POLITICO NEW YORK

Clayton board considers six-month moratorium on wind-related applications


CLAYTON — The Town Council withdrew its proposed ban on industrial turbines and introduced a local law on Wednesday that would impose a six-month moratorium on all wind-related applications.

The board will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. April 20 to get…