East Meredith, NY, Nov 12, 2010 — The wind debate hasn't been very civil in communities across Upstate New York. The Innovation Trail's Emma Jacobs and Ryan Morden visited East Meredith and Litchfield in Central New York. Both have populations just over a thousand people. Both have been approached by wind power developers. And both have residents are at odds. Emma Jacobs reports. Go to full article
Henderson, NY, Nov 12, 2010 — Towns across the North Country have been consumed by commercial wind farm projects. Wind power has divided neighbors, even families. It's turned the results of elections in places like Hammond and Cape Vincent. A recent planning board meeting in Cape Vincent dealing with wind power devolved into a physical altercation.
The town of Henderson, on the shore of eastern Lake Ontario in Jefferson County, has side-stepped future wind clashes. It's become the first North Country town to ban all wind turbines - industrial ones, private ones, even wind test towers.
Henderson town supervisor Ray Walker voted with the 4 to 1 majority passing the law Wednesday night. He told David Sommerstein a mostly anti-wind citizens' group came up with a set of zoning regulations after a year of research. Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Oct 19, 2010 — A recent report from the agency that monitors New York's electric grid says the state can quintuple the amount of wind power pulsing through the system by 2018. But wind developers say the chances of hitting that mark are slim.
Wind farms are having trouble making profits for their owners. As the Innovation Trail's Zack Seward reports, more incentives may be needed if the state wants to meet its renewable energy goals. Go to full article
Wolfe Island, ON, Jul 07, 2010 — A recent study of bird and bat mortality at Wolfe Island's 82-turbine wind farm is raising concerns among environmentalists. Wolfe Island is Canadian territory, located... Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Mar 11, 2010 — The New York Power Authority has targeted zones in lakes Ontario and Erie as potential sites for off-shore wind farms. The zones are all more than two miles from shore, and... Go to full article
Hammond, NY, Mar 09, 2010 — The Spanish energy company Iberdrola wants to erect 75 wind turbines in the St. Lawrence County town of Hammond. Many would be visible from the St. Lawrence River. As with... Go to full article
Feb 17, 2010 — This week, Iberdrola Renewables revealed plans to build 75 wind turbines in the St. Lawrence County town of Hammond. The windmills would be 66 feet taller than those on the... Go to full article
Sep 25, 2009 — Every state in the northeast has set a target for increasing the amount of renewable energy it produces. Wind power is a big part of this push. Those towers and turbine... Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jul 30, 2009 — New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says 14 more companies that have developed--or plan--major wind energy projects signed an ethics code yesterday. Under this agreement,... Go to full article