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Thursday, June 29, 2017

John Byrne: Albany’s wind power scheme blows the neighborhood down



NEW YORK — Albany isn’t letting anything stand in the way of its overly aggressive renewable energy plan, and upstate families are paying for it. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

‘Don’t you SASS me’: Officials in region ignore vital protection against wind projects


SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017

Shortsighted community leaders in the Thousand Islands region have let the opportunity to obtain a valuable tool against unwanted wind projects slip through their fingers. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Former biologist wants wind developer to conduct new avian studies

June 13,2017

Avian advocate Clifford P. Schneider argues that Apex Clean Energy’s Galloo Island wind project should not move forward in the state Article 10 law review process because it lacks the sufficient environmental studies needed to assess the project’s potential impacts. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Apex Clean Energy Cries ‘Uncle’ in Tennessee, but not in New York

The following was contributed by a reader
Apex Clean Energy, the wind developer behind Lighthouse and Galloo wind projects currently under New York’s Article 10 review, decided to pull the plug on their Crab Orchard Wind project proposal in Cumberland County, Tennessee.
Apex’s excuse was, “There are several important inflection points at which we determine whether the fundamental attributes of the project support a continuing investment in that project,” Apex noted. “We have come to such an inflection point on the Crab Orchard Wind project.”
Inflexion points seem to suggest market timing, financing, tax credits, subsidies, equipment costs and other developmental issues, but certainly not opposition and political pressure.
A reasonable person might wonder, if any of these factors affected Apex’s decision to abandon Crab Orchard, then they might be abandoning other projects, since these inflexion points would affect Apex’s projects no matter where they are located, since all projects are driven by the same fundamentals.
But alas, Apex has not suggested they are leaving any other projects, just Crab Orchard in Tennessee.
So, what’s special about Crab Orchard?
In a search for those inflexion points that might be responsible for Apex’s decision to leave Tennessee there is one that popped up and screamed – THAT’S IT!!
Please, please click on the You Tube video below and see the real reason why Apex called it quits – it’s because of the logic, eloquence and fortitude of Tennessee’s U.S. Senator, Lamar Alexander.
What Alexander argues before the Senate are the very same issues that influence Galloo, Lighthouse and any other wind project proposed for New York.
Alexander’s best line was ‘Choosing wind turbine electric generation when you have nuclear capability is like going to war in sailboats when you have a nuclear navy’.

Sunday, June 4, 2017


10:20 AM
 May 31, 2017, Iberdrola/Avan Grid renewables filed a notice of construction with the Federal Aviation Administration asking for an OE/AAA (Obstruction Evaluation /Airport /Airport Airspace Analysis).

 The link below will take you to a database that includes case numbers, Latitude and longitude, structure height for each turbine for the proposed turbine buildout for the Horse Creek project. There are 45 turbines each turbine is 493 feet tall .

 The links I posted earlier timed out.  Below is a copy of the data in SCRIBD.
The blue links next to each turbine provide additional info for each turbine
Horse Creek FAA Turbine Data Base by pandorasboxofrocks on Scribd

The northernmost turbine in the Horse Creek industrial wind complex, will be located just 3,500, feet from Lafargeville Central School and 6.3 miles from the St.Lawrence river


 Below is a map that provides an overview of determined and proposed wind turbine/met tower projects in Jefferson/Lewis County. To view the map on the FAA website go to this link https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/gisTools/gisAction.jsp?action=showWtBuildOutToolForm

The turbine data can also be accessed directly via the FAA website Go to this link   https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=showSearchProposedCasesForm

A search  box for proposed cases will appear ,select NY for the state box  . Then hit search .
Once you hit search a page will appear with lists of many NY projects,  at the bottom are numbers of multiple pages.  Pages 24, 25 & 26 will take you to the Horse Creek Turbines.
 FYI~   Albion (Lighthouse wind) can be found at the same link ~ pages 21, 22, 23 & 24

Watertown (Galloo)  can be found at this link  (Interim Projects)  https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=showSearchInterimCasesForm
Pages 1,2&3