wind

Did this town just 'zone out' wind farms?

May 10, 2018
Lauren Rosenthal

Hopkinton, a small town in rural St. Lawrence County, just staked out a tough position when it comes to wind farms. The town board approved a strict zoning law that will require wind farms to stay within one specific corner of town — but about a half-mile away from people’s homes and the boundary of the Adirondack Park in New York State's North Country. That's causing problems for a wind project that's been in development by Avangrid Renewables, an international energy company with wind farms in Herkimer and Lewis counties, for years. It also serves as a lesson for other towns considering wind farms.

Mason Blair

National Grid and NYSEG continue to work on restoration efforts after the wind storm on Wednesday that brought down power lines, utility poles and trees and caused damage throughout Western New York.

WBFO file photo

If this winter has seemed windy, the National Weather Service says you're right - and there's more to come.

A high wind warning is in effect for all of Western New York. Wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are expected both Thursday and Friday.

Jim Ranney/WBFO News

The gales of November blew across Western New York Friday.

WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

A recent study outlines a scenario that would see New York State’s energy infrastructure based on all-renewable sources by year 2030.

Windy winter day

Jan 4, 2013
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for all of Western New York until 6 p.m. Friday.