Wind Power New York

Timlynn Babitsky | Resources | Friday, September 12th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
For up to date information on New York State wind energy legal developments – land use and zoning laws, environmental issues, judicial and regulatory actions — wind project organizers should definitely check out the Wind Power Law Blog. (more…)

Wind Power Greed

Timlynn Babitsky | Issues: Strategies & Tactics | Thursday, September 11th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
The North Country is a chronically distressed region of poor farms, few opportunities, little money, and big wind. Dangling the lure of many good jobs and bushels of tax revenue, modern day carpetbaggers have descended on this region, and upstate New York is squarely facing its rock and a hard place. (more…)

Hot, Flat and Crowded

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth,Thinking Forward | Monday, September 8th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Tom Friedman’s latest book comes out today. In it he says that we need an “Earth race” with China, Europe, and Japan, to see who can create the technologies to make the Earth livable for man. New energy technology is the next great industrial revolution. (more…)

Wind Power and Property Values

Timlynn Babitsky | Issues: Strategies & Tactics,Property Values | Sunday, September 7th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
“Up goes a wind farm and down goes property value.” Outcries in Nova Scotia, the UK and even the US would have us think so. But a well-researched study of 10 major wind projects across the US shows that property values within five miles of a wind farm actually rose more quickly than comparables in the region. (more…)