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.