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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jefferson County to implement new tax abatement policy for alternative energy projects

The Jefferson County Board of Legislators is scheduled to introduce a policy requiring alternative energy projects to pay the county its full share of property taxes regardless of a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement.

According to the resolution, which will be...

Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Friday, June 17, 2016

Lewis County sits in on the old shell game

Lewis County, only a middling sized piece of the state’s landscape, now has the distinction of having the highest number of working or proposed commercial wind facilities in the state.


What the wind industry will never acknowledge is this: a PILOT agreement is a tax abatement. It is not a juicy extra pile of money coming from the developers and owners of wind projects. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Iberdrola hosting public meeting at Parishville Town Hall tonight to discuss plans for wind farm

 Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 11:53 am
PARISHVILLE -- An “informal” meeting hosted by Iberdrola Renewables will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Parishville Town Hall, according to Parishville Town Councilor Shirley Robinson.
When asked why no public notice had been made regarding the meeting, Coppleman said he believed the company had reached out to the Watertown Daily Times and other area media outlets. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Cuomo Uses Mark Ruffalo to Announce Theft of Upstate

Posted on Natural Gas Now ~ June 11, 2016 by Tom Shepstone

The theft of Upstate New York is now largely complete. Residents of Upstate know it and are mad as hell about it if the number of e-mail rants I’ve received from readers is any indication. They came all day long yesterday as, one after one, outraged upstate residents forwarded the official e-mail they received from state government; an e-mail with a link to a Mark Ruffalo video effectively announcing his rich friends in the NRDC gang had absconded with their land and their livelihoods, all done in the name of protecting them. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen readers so angry about anything and they have a right to be angry.

UPDATE: A very alert NaturalGasNOW reader recognized the wind farm depicted at 0:23 in the Ruffalo video and it’s not in New York State at all. Rather, it’s the Wolfe Island Wind Farm in Ontario, Canada, as a quick check of Google Earth reveals. There’s also been a lot of controversy surrounding them regarding the impact on property values. It seems our bad actor, fresh from scamming Flint, Michigan residents is scamming New Yorkers, too.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Somerset bars tax break for wind power projects

SOMERSET – The Somerset Town Board decided this week to take advantage of a provision in state law that allows local governments to prevent property tax exemptions for wind power projects.Continue reading via this link to the Buffalo News

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Apex unveils Galloo wind project plans to Jefferson County legislators

Scott A. Gray, chairman of the Jefferson County Board of Legislators, said the board will take a more “proactive approach” in its consideration of the project, having learned more about the process from the old Galloo Island wind farm proposed by Upstate. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Developer sues Clayton over moratorium on wind energy projects

CLAYTON — The developer of a proposed wind project has filed a legal challenge to the Town Council’s six-month moratorium on the installation of towers used to measure meteorological conditions. Continue reading via this link to the watertown Daily Times