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NYISO Queue Update – 48 Wind Projects

Forty-eight wind projects (including two Long Island Cable projects) are in the NYISO queue to ultimately connect to the state’s electric grid. These projects represent a total of almost 7GW of summer peak production, and have an average size of 144...

Posted April 16, 2011    

Do You Have A Right To Wind Power?

Interesting article on wind as a property interest in Texas: The Texas Wind Estate: Wind as a Natural Resource and a Severable Property Interest (University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 44, No. 2, p. 429, 2011 ), by: Alan J. Alexander,...

Posted March 24, 2011    

“US Investment Flows to Offshore Wind” | Renewable Energy World

Interesting article on the current state of offshore wind projects in the U.S. Some discussion of New York efforts (e.g., NYPA, LIPA) as well as development in the Great Lakes. For Rhode Island and other Atlantic states, offshore wind offers the...

Posted March 29, 2010    

Windmills stir up a storm in Cape Vincent NY | News from The Post-Standard

Compelling article describing the conflicts that wind projects can potentially provoke in local communities. “I really think that most of the people are trying to do just what they think is right. There’s a wide range of what people think is right...

Posted March 22, 2010    

Law review article: Feds ought to have more input on wind project siting

Provocative (well, in a zoning law kind of way) new law review article from Albany Law’s Prof. Patricia Salkin and Hofstra Law’s Ashira Pelman Ostrow regarding the potential interplay between local zoning and national renewable energy policy (or...

Posted January 8, 2010    

NYSERDA announces RFP for small municipality energy conservation projects

NYSERDA has announced a request for proposals (RFP) for $24M in municipal energy conservation measures (provided via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program.). Eligible...

Posted December 30, 2009    

New York State PSC receives $1.2M in Recovery Act funding

New York’s Public Service Commission (PSC) received over $1.2M in federal Recovery Act (ARRA) funding to hire new staff and retrain existing employees “to ensure they have the capacity to quickly and effectively review proposed electricity projects...

Posted September 24, 2009    

Blogger now on National Grid’s smart grid

This blogger has been chronicling his attempts to hop aboard the “smart grid” bandwagon. Well it finally happened August 12, after my July 20 inquiry for a status update of my request. On that date, National Grid appears to have installed a new “...

Posted August 18, 2009    

North Carolina Senate votes to limit mountaintop wind turbines

As reported in Green, Inc., at least one state legislature is wrestling head on with wind energy facility siting. [Postsctipt: Here's news on another state, Wisconsin state wind siting legislation developments, from Wind for Wisconsin] As reported,...

Posted August 13, 2009    

New York State releases draft energy plan

The New York State Energy Plan, per the Governor, has five overarching strategies: Produce, deliver and use energy more efficiently; Support the development of in-State energy supplies; Invest in energy and transportation infrastructure to support...

Posted August 11, 2009    

Great Lakes states wind project siting webinar August 13

There is no denying that New York is Great Lakes state (and I can say that having lived in two other Great Lakes states.) From the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute: Wind Project Siting in the Great Lakes Region Webinar Attend a free...

Posted August 3, 2009    

Long Island–NYC Offshore Wind Collaborative releases RFI

If you are interested in the potential of offshore wind in New York, or even if you consider yourself a NIMO (Not In My Ocean; pronounced “Nemo” of course), read on: The Long Island – New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative Releases Request for...

Posted July 31, 2009