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Sunday, June 25, 2017

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



EDITORIAL By The WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES

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

 By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
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

IBERDROLA / AVANGRID MOVING FORWARD WITH HORSE CREEK INDUSTRIAL WIND COMPLEX

Updated-6/08/2017
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

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 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

Friday, May 26, 2017


State bill to block turbines near military bases like Fort Drum moves forward

By GORDON BLOCK
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
MAY 26, 2017

bill blocking wind turbines around military bases is pushing forward through the state Senate . Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chateaugay to review Jericho Rise host community agreement in dispute over outside noise testing of wind towers



By FRANK DIFIORE
MALONE TELEGRAM
MAY 23, 2017  

CHATEAUGAY — Wind towers in Chateaugay have again become the subject of noise complaints from residents, but efforts on the part of town officials to conduct independent testing have encountered obstacles. Continue reading via this link to the Malone Telegram

Agreements regarding Galloo Island Wind project application open for comment


By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
MAY 23, 2017  


Proposed agreements between Apex Clean Energy and state agencies regarding what the developer will include in its Galloo Island Wind project application are available for public comment. Conrinue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Galloo Island Wind developer must provide more details for PILOT application


By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
WEDSDAY, MAY 17, 2017


WATERTOWN — The developer for the Galloo Island Wind project needs to clarify sections of its payment-in-lieu-of-taxes application before the committee charged with conducting the first step of the review process can deem it complete. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Saturday, May 6, 2017

No economic benefit in sight


Outside Looking In
PERRY WHITE
CITY EDITOR
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
Just days after the Times published a story on commercial wind finances, Apex Clean Energy appeared before the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency board to present its case for a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement. Continue reading via this link to he Watertown Daily Times

Thursday, May 4, 2017

JCIDA committee to discuss Apex Clean Energy’s PILOT application later this month


By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
WATERTOWN — Donald C. Alexander decided that the payment-in-lieu-of tax agreement application from the developer of the Galloo Island Wind project was suitable and the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency’s loan review committee will discuss it May 19. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times