BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Altamont Pass: Controversial wind turbine company blamed for bird deaths shutting down

LIVERMORE -- A wind power provider that operates about 800 turbines in the Altamont Pass -- where thousands of birds are believed killed by them each year -- is shutting down its operations.

Altamont Winds told the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service in an email Oct. 23 that it is ceasing operations as of Sunday.

Continue reading via this link to San Jose Mercury News

Friday, October 30, 2015

 Iberdrola confirms they remain interested in the Clayton Horse Creek Wind Farm!

  A story in this evenings online edition of the Watertown Daily Times confirms that Iberdrola is still interested in developing Clayton's Horse Creek Wind Farm

“We remain interested in the site,” Paul N. Copleman A spokesman for the developer said Thursday, although he could not say whether the project could soon be revived.

Additionally, Copleman also told the Times ~ The developer still has meteorological towers and land leases at the 9,450-acre Clayton site, he said, and the project remains actively listed on its website.
The project has not had official active status since April 2014, when it was removed by the developer from the New York Independent System Operator’s interconnection queue. The queue lists wind projects actively being planned across the state. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What happens to Tug Hill wind turbines if winds hit 60 mph?

Lowville, N.Y. -- High winds at a wind farm must be a good thing, right?

Not necessarily.

With a forecast for wind gusts of up to 60 mph Wednesday afternoon, managers at the Maple Ridge Wind Farm near Lowville are keeping a close eye on their 195 wind turbines. Continue reading via this link to Syracuse.com

Monday, October 26, 2015

Iberdrola pledges to build 446 MW of new wind generation in the U.S.

Iberdrola USA pledged to build at least another 446 MW of new wind generation in the U.S. and to pursue investments in transmission infrastructure in New England and New York to support the integration of renewable energy onto the grid. Continue reading via this link to POWER

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Section on tax breaks for wind projects expected to be nixed from JCIDA proposal

The Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency.  WATERTOWN — It appears wind projects will be scrapped from a controversial section on renewable energy in a draft version of a Uniform Tax Exemption Policy being developed by

Taxing jurisdictions, as a result, would continue to vote on tax breaks for wind projects considered by the agency. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Horsecreek Wind is still on the table

Will Iberdrola be eating Clayton’s lunch?

The word on the Street is that Iberdrola may be interested in reviving their Horsecreek Wind project

This past April I did a post concerning Iberdrola and their interest in the local efforts to kill SASS.After checkingpublic property records in the Jefferson County Clerk's office and discovering that leaseholders in Clayton had renewed contracts with Iberdrola in 2013. I did a follow up post

Iberdrola’s Horse Creek Wind Farm is still in play.  

A story posted May 8, 2015 in The Watertown Daily Times confirmed  that Iberdrola remains interested in the project .

“We still have meteorological towers and land leases there, so we remain interested in that community,” Paul N. Copleman, spokesman for Iberdrola Renewables, said Tuesday in an email. “New York has a proven track record of successfully integrating new renewable energy sources, so we are generally optimistic.”
Related posts:

Developer ‘still interested’ in Horse Creek wind project in Clayton

Why is IBERDROLA interested in the effort to kill SASS?

  The Galloo Island wind project is back on the table proving that wind is not dead in the Golden Crescent and  the Thousand Islands.
Not long ago an extraordinary effort was launched in Hammond NY to kill the SASS initiative. 
Additionally, the pro wind in Cape Vincent were anxious to kill SASS without letting on that they still have aspirations of big wind.

And Iberdrola was interested in the efforts to kill SASS.

Is this all just coincidental or something more ominous?

Last March Iberdrola was a frequent visitor to my blog
Statt counter blog visitor report
their interest was centered around posts concerned with the efforts to kill SASS.

 links visited by IBERDROLA

Heerrrrrrre's Johnny!


Climate change denial as real estate ploy?

Denier Droz  strikes  again

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fort Drum officially connects into on-post ReEnergy biomass site

FORT DRUM — Military officials are hailing their official connection to the on-post ReEnergy biomass plant as making them energy independent.

Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Vermont Utilities Don't Want New Wind Energy

"We don't see how this project fits in," said Mary Powell, chief executive officer of the state's largest electric company, Green Mountain Power. "We are in really good shape for our customers with wind." Continue reading via this link

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Twisting in the wind: JCIDA policy would cut communities out of major decisions

Officials of the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency should have the best interests of local municipal governments in mind when selecting which projects to endorse.

But it’s become apparent that some members of the agency’s board of directors are concerned only with feathering their own nest.

Saturday, October 3, 2015


 Galloo Island Turbine Array as submitted to the NYS DEC 9/18/2014
By Hudson Energy Development


 Galloo Island Post Turbine Mockup Image of Visual Impact  as submitted to the NYS DEC 9/18/2014 
By Hudson Energy Development