wind turbines

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Opponents of large windmill projects attended a panel discussion in the ECC North auditorium Tuesday sponsored by state Senator Robert Ortt.


Chris Caya WBFO News

New York state's economic development programs have been faulted for failing to create the jobs promised. But the program has had some success - including attracting a company to Buffalo that now controls thousands of wind turbines around the world.

Cleveland’s own Charles Brush created the world’s first electric wind turbine in the 1800’s. He used it to power his home. And since then, wind turbines have popped up all over the world -- but never in the Great Lakes.

That could change with Project Icebreaker, a six-turbine demonstration to be located eight to 10 miles off Cleveland’s shore.  


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Opponents of a proposed wind turbine project along the Lake Ontario shoreline claim the lobbying firm representing the energy company behind that project is also supporting an interest that may be seeking to put the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station out of commission.

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A plan to install up to 70 giant wind turbines in two neighboring communities along the Lake Ontario shoreline has strong opposition from many in those communities. They've gained allies from an unusual source: three retired Air Force colonels who claim the wind turbines would also jeopardize the future of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.


New report says state benefiting from wind energy

Nov 20, 2013
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The environmental benefits of wind energy go well beyond helping reduce the effects of global warming. That’s according to new research published by Environment New York’s Research and Policy Center.

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There is a long-running fight in Ontario's Niagara Region over wind towers being used to generate electricity, while nearby, a series of companies are starting factories to make the components of wind generators. 


Leaders celebrate six added wind turbines im WNY

Feb 21, 2012
photo by Michael Mroziak

A formal ribbon cutting ceremony was held beneath one of six new wind turbines along the Lake Erie shoreline.  Leaders from First Wind, the company operating the windmills, and elected officials joined in a ribbon-cutting at the base of one of these turbines.