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There is a proposal for a major new wind farm complex in three area counties with millions of dollars in revenue and millions paid out to the landowners who lease the property for 117 planned windmills.

Could the solution to the world's demand for power be right here, in Western New York? A local scientist believes he has come up with a better way to harness the wind for producing electricity.

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New York State is investing millions in clean energy alternatives, with some of the funds being directed toward the Southern Tier.

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.