BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Saturday, September 20, 2014

HAS NEW YORK STATE ~ REVIVED & REPACKAGED THE PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT ?

Industrial Wind Ain't Dead in Cape Vincent!!!!

Not too long ago I wondered why so many people were recently looking at a former Cape Vincent town councilman and wind lease holder Marty Mason's property deed for the old rail road right-of-way, better known as the BP/Acciona transmission line corridor.

I thought Mason might be wheeling and dealing again with industrial wind developers.

This year, while we all sat around fat, dumb and happy after BP left the Cape, wind developers were busy pushing for change in New York State's Renewable Portfolio Standard.

On July 2, 2014 the Public Service Commission published the ORDER AUTHORIZING MODIFICATIONS TO THE MAIN TIER SOLICITATION CONTRACT TERM.

Developers complained they could not compete in New York with only a 10-year term to their Renewable Portfolio Standard contracts - so this order extended their contract term to 20 years.

The order also quietly unearthed the corpse of the Production Tax Credit (PTC), and directed NYSERDA provide a way to get the same money to developers (see page 16 of the order):

"Also, since there is uncertainty in the renewal of the Federal Production Tax Credit (PTC)
that expired at the end of 2013, we direct NYSERDA to provide a provision to capture the
value of the PTC in future solicitations."

These changes in New York's Renewable Energy Portfolio are likely to energize energy developers into looking once more at failed projects in Cape Vincent, Clayton, Hammond and Galloo Island. It also might explain why the interest in Marty Mason's energy corridor as well as why Marty Mason is currently seeking re-election.

More to follow....

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cape Vincent ~ The Good Ol' Days brought to you by ~ The Good Ol' Boys

The blog ~ Jefferson's leaning Left is reporting that 

Cape Vincent Democrats endorse Marty Mason for another attempt at a town council run. Continue reading at this link



Below are several videos and links to documents that are a reminder of the Good Ole Days when Marty Mason was on the Town of Cape Vincent Town Board.



Cape Vincent Videos of 2011 Illegal Voter ID Law



Resolution ~ Illegal Voter ID Law




Marty Mason Refuses to rescind illegal Voter ID Law



AG calls Cape Vincent resolution


Cape Vincent NY ~ Resolution & Petition to Deny Voters Rights




Sunday, September 7, 2014

A pair of Ospray atop a navigational aid off Ironsides Island
St. Lawrence River