Thursday, June 9, 2016

Galloo Island Wind Project Blows Ashore Again

    The County Legislature is back to hearing about the never built but much debated Galloo Island wind extravaganza to provide three to five green jobs for years to come. It says here the project is funded by private investment but that investment is induced by wind tax credits paid for out of all of our utility bills. In that case, we are paying for it in an indirect and difficult to comprehend manner.
    These wind farms don't pass the smell test on economics, but will infuse a little PILOT money into some local governments, which explains the willingness to consider them.
     I feel sorry for leg members who have to sit through the many presentations on projects that often don't happen.     
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/apex-unveils-galloo-wind-project-plans-to-jefferson-county-legislators--20160609

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's what you get when you elect all democrats to the county. All we need is one true republican Meyerbeer to lead the thing. But we have none.

They could pass a resolution in two minutes saying "no never not a chance ever". But instead they play the little game and wait for DANC and the shadow govenrment to twist one of their arms, while they put bribes in the other.

This reminds me of the time the city voted to import trash into our landfill, so that DANC would have the money coming in to pay their bloated pensions and nepotism employees and political board members. Don't worry, your kids can pay to build another landfill right beside the existing one, the imported trash fills up the one you and I paid for.

Anonymous said...

Jefferson county show pass a law that says simply: the IDA is not permitted to receive any funding or renumeration from any project that is perceived to be detrimental to the tourisim industry in the county.

Once the financial incentive has been taken away from that group, only projects where the good outweighs the bad, will develop.

Max Volume said...

The truth of the matter is, National Grid is under no obligation to purchase the power that is generated from the windmills. Also, the average life-span of the windmill is about 20 years, at which time most companies simply walk away from them because they are too expensive to dismantle.

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. The fruitcake crowd loves alternative energy sources. The Liar in Chief, the Pants Suit, the Dannies, Benito, media, Bernies, even the Rochester libs who vote in Cape Vincent, all have wet panties. The trouble comes when these energy sources are proposed near them.

Anonymous said...

6:06 In spite of the crude and banal nature of your remarks, what you say is partially true, with the untrue part being that only democrats or liberals are in favor of renewable energy. That is categorically false and could be argued on many fronts, the most obvious being that the federal production tax credits for renewable energy projects have been approved repeatedly by both parties of the Senate and House for years. Right here in New York the ART.X process, which robs municipalities of Home Rule to site renewable energy plants was passed almost unanimously by the State Legislature. You're the one who's all wet on that.
It is true most folks only oppose wind projects if they are proposed near them, instead of opposing them because they are a total scam on the global public.

Anonymous said...

I like your post, 8:12. But really, the glooobal warming parade is led by Democrats. No coal, no fracking, no pipeline, no jobs,,it's all Donkey.

Anonymous said...

Any money infused into local governments will pale in comparison to the extra fees collected monthly in our national grid bills.

Anonymous said...

It's because many who own barges picture all that cash. Nothing else. Not the fact the darn things are ugly, ruin the area for many reasons, and are not needed in this economy. Energy is cheap right now.