Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fort Drum relays some concerns about wind turbine development, says more research necessary


Military officials at Fort Drum have expressed some concerns about the effects of wind turbines on its operations, the post’s public affairs office said Friday.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2 state agencies receive subpoenas in federal investigation source says


By Mark Harrington  

Two state agencies that supported and provided key approvals for state energy projects involved in a federal investigation into improper lobbying and undisclosed conflicts of interest have been subpoenaed as part of the probe, according to a source.

The state Public Service Commission and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority were...

Continue reading via this link to News Day


Tuesday, May 3, 2016


In Clayton, wind energy is a tough sell, even for environmentalists

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. Continue reading via this link to WRVO public media


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