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…)
Work began last week on the first offshore wind farm in the United States, off Block Island, 37 miles east of Shelter Island.
“It’s a small project but this is a big deal,” said Gordian Raacke, executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island. “Paraphrasing Neil Armstrong, this is one small step for offshore wind power but it could turn out to be a giant leap for America’s energy future.” (more…)