PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Greenport resident Christian McShea speaks during a village meeting on October 20.
Negotiations between PSEG and Greenport Village over a proposed underwater cable project on Fifth Street haven’t moved any further along since a public forum last month between the power company and village residents, said Greenport Village Mayor George Hubbard Jr. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Christopher Hahn, the director of external affairs for PSEG, speaking at a community meeting in Greenport September 20.
As yet another Greenport resident demanded to know why the latest proposal to run an electrical cable from the North Fork to Shelter Island would succeed where the last attempt by the Long Island Power Authority had failed, Christopher Hahn, the director of external affairs for PSEG, began to speak louder. (more…)
Despite plans that originally called for work on an electrical cable project between Greenport and Shelter Island Heights, PSEG is silent on its progress in investigating this option. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Did Governor Andrew Cuomo help scuttle a wind power project for Long Island?
There were mixed happenings last week for green energy in and out of Suffolk County.
The expected approval by the Long Island Power Authority of what would be the nation’s largest offshore wind energy project, slated to be built in the Atlantic 30 miles southeast of Montauk by the Deepwater Wind company, was suddenly postponed.
Why? Did Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been micro-managing energy policy in New York State — and has been all over the power map in doing so — have a hand in it? (more…)
Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.
Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) have introduced the Long Island Power Authority Ratepayers Protection Act in an effort to restore transparency, oversight and local control over the electric utility. (more…)