Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Obama stimulus package includes some $25M for renewable energy

Powering Green-Collar Jobs
{Excerpts from video} The Obama stimulus package includes some $25 million for renewable energy, and one of the hottest items in that category right now is wind energy. In a nation facing record layoffs, it also seems to be where the jobs are right now. … There may be people eager to have the jobs to build these, but are there communities eager to have these - shall we say - “gracing” their skylines? You know, these are not the most ornate things . . .
click here for complete story & video http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2009/01/27/msnbc-power-lunch-powering-green-collar-jobs/

Meanwhile back at Clipper Wind...

Clipper Wind Power Reducing Workforce

Clipper Wind Power Inc., a wind turbine manufacturer with locations in Carpinteria, Calif., and London, says it will reduce its workforce by 90 positions. This reduction is directly related to the current economic climate in the U.S., according to the company. A number of Clipper’s customers have deferred delivery of wind turbines due to their inability to access tax equity and project debt financing. At the same time, the company’s clients have been impacted by the overall uncertainty of the world’s . . .
click here for the complete story http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2009/01/27/clipper-wind-power-reducing-workforce/

While Ted Kennedy has fought the Cape Wind project for eight years, Obama faces tough choice on Cape Cod wind farm
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s enthusiasm for alternative energy is being buffeted by two political forces on opposite sides of plans to build the nation’s first offshore wind farm off Cape Cod. A leading foe of the $1 billion project is Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., an early and influential backer of Obama’s presidential bid. A strong proponent is Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, a close friend of Obama and a source for some of his best campaign speech lines. The plan to erect . . .
Click here for the complete story http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2009/01/27/obama-faces-tough-choice-on-cape-cod-wind-farm/

posted by Debi

It's time to take action once again!

Energy continues to be a hot topic...

Please write your opinion regarding transmission lines in our community to Dr. Steven Chu, The Secretary of Energy (as appointed by President Obama).

Click on this link to contact the US Dept of Energy.

Thank you!
posted by Debi

Monday, January 26, 2009

President Obama's choice for Secretary of Energy on wind Power

from Wind Energy News - Jan 15, 2009:

Per Dr. Steven Chu, the lack of high voltage transmission lines is "by far and away the biggest obstacle" to expanding the use of wind power.

click on link to read entire article

On Jan. 20th, 2009, the Senate confirmed Steven Chu as Secretary of Energy.
Dr. Steven Chu was sworn in on January 21, 2009, as the new Secretary of Energy.

Click here for the US Dept of Energy Website

posted by Debi

Saturday, January 24, 2009

January 2009 News

Please take note - our blog has changed to http://www.nvbha.org/

Regarding the PILOT program and status of the lawsuits - click on the link to read the entire article from 1/23/09. Deal reached on wind project http://www.the-leader.com/news/x497804110

If you did not see the article regarding Energy East, in the D&C on 1/22/09, click on this link

posted by Debi

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Holidays To All!

View to Worden Hill, Town of South Bristol.

A lovely winter's day at the West Hill Preserve, Town of Naples.

Posted by Bev.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Our Lovely Hills and Valleys

Ontario County Park (above)
View from Stid Hill State Land (above)

The Jump Off view looking north (above).

Some views from the Town of South Bristol. Enjoy.
Posted by Bev.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Code of Conduct for Wind Energy Firms in NY

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Unveils Code of Conduct for Wind Energy Firms in New York State. Click below if you did not see the articles in the D&C.