05/29/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Massive wind turbines out at sea could be a clean solution to Long Island's energy needs.

COURTESY PHOTO | Massive wind turbines out at sea could be a clean solution to Long Island’s energy needs.

A line of speakers testified last week at a state-sponsored hearing at the Suffolk County Center in Riverside on a plan that would have 50 percent of the electricity used in New York in 2030 come from renewable power. (more…)

08/18/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | LIPA contractors running pipes to house electric cables down Shore Road to Crescent Beach in August 2013. The project was scrapped three months later.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | LIPA contractors running pipes to house electric cables down Shore Road to Crescent Beach in August 2013. The project was scrapped three months later.

It’s hard to keep track of the plans and programs that have been rolled out in the last several years to ensure that Shelter Island has reliable backup power in case of emergencies.

As Julie Lane reports last week, the newest idea is to start digging a tunnel in October somewhere in Shelter Island Heights to Greenport. The tunnel would house electrical power cables that will connect to a substation in Southold Town. If PSEG pulls the trigger on the plan, one thing will not be in dispute — some Heights and Greenport residents will loudly condemn the whole thing. (more…)

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08/11/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Drill rigs rusting at Crescent Beach in October of 2013  during botched efforts to run an electric cable between the the Island and  the North Fork.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Drill rigs rusting at Crescent Beach in October of 2013 during botched efforts to run an electric cable between the the Island and the North Fork.

Greenport Village Mayor Hubbard told the Reporter Tuesday that PSEG is exploring the idea of digging a tunnel from a site in Shelter Island Heights under the harbor to an area at the southern end of Fifth Street in the Village. (more…)