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Opinion: Heed the Cry, Electrify

Pictured Above: Mini-split air source heat pump air conditioning and heating units are now designed to work well under harsh winter conditions. by Anshul Gupta and Gordian Raacke The most recent reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, prepared and reviewed by thousands of scientists and experts from 195 countries, spell a grim climate prognosis following the failure of the world’s leading carbon polluters to take meaningful action, due
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Business Renewable Energy

South Fork Wind Reaches A Milestone with Completion of Onshore Cable Work

South Fork Wind marked completion of the project's onshore export cable system this week, after 15 months of work trenching and laying cable down 4.1 miles of back roads and Long Island Rail Road rights of way to a substation in East Hampton Village. Representatives for the wind farm say this portion of the work has been completed on schedule, putting South Fork Wind on track to meet its goal
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Business Renewable Energy

Test-Driving LIPA’s New Rate Structure

The Long Island Power Authority is dramatically changing the way customers pay for electricity in 2024, and ratepayers can get a glimpse now of how changes to rates can affect them. The electric company’s new Time-of-Day rate plan, adopted by LIPA’s Board of Trustees on March 29, 2023, will officially begin to be phased in at the start of 2024, and through 2025, according to LIPA. Customers will then be
Business Environment Renewable Energy Top Stories

More Wind Farms Over the Horizon

Pictured Above: A liftboat off Beach Lane in Wainscott in early March as the cable-laying work on the South Fork Wind Farm got underway. As the South Fork Wind Farm work shifts from onshore cable laying to offshore work this spring, offshore wind developers pitched eight new projects in late January for the New York State Energy Research & Development Agency’s latest round of solicitations for offshore wind. South Fork
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell (Standing, Center) at the Cutchogue Civic Association Forum on Battery Energy Storage Systems.
Government Renewable Energy

Southold Seeks to Sway Direction of Future Battery Energy Storage Projects

Pictured Above: Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell (Standing, Center) at the Cutchogue Civic Association Forum on Battery Energy Storage Systems. The Southold Town Board is likely to put a proposal for a moratorium on battery energy storage facilities up for a public hearing in February, said board members at their Jan. 17 work session. The moratorium would be designed to give the town a chance to develop siting and safety
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Southampton to Host Public Forum on Future of LIPA

The Legislative Commission on the Future of LIPA will conduct a hearing for East End communities this Friday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. at Southampton Town Hall. The Commission, established in 2022 by the New York State Legislature, is charged with creating "an action plan for implementing a true public power model for residents of Long Island and the Rockaways." "The goal is to avoid the tens of millions of dollars in
Environment Renewable Energy

Southold Town To Consider Moratorium on Battery Energy Storage Systems

Pictured Above: The proposed site of a BESS system on Oregon Road in Cutchogue, which was the subject of two public hearings in December of 2022. The Southold Town Board will consider a 12-month moratorium on Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) while developing town code to regulate such facilities, Town Supervisor Scott Russell announced on the afternoon of Jan. 12, just prior to a forum on BESS systems scheduled for
Environment Renewable Energy

Counting on an Electric Future

Pictured Above: Heat pumps will be the technology driving electric homes. (EPA Image)  As we embark down the path of a new year, the prospects are looking bright for people looking to upgrade to more energy-efficient homes.  Now is a great time to take a close look at retiring your inefficient home appliances and energy systems, especially in light of new federal incentives through the Inflation Reduction Act that go
Government Renewable Energy

Cutchogue Battery Storage Plan Up for Public Review

What is now a swath of farmland on Oregon Road in Cutchogue could soon become a 60 megawatt battery energy storage facility. An application by Albany-based Key Capture Energy, responding to the state’s push toward new non-carbon sources of energy, will be heard before both the Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and Planning Board in the upcoming week. This is not the first time a battery storage facility
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Business Environment Renewable Energy

Barge Arrives In Wainscott for Wind Farm Cable Work

Pictured above: The liftboat Jill |. Ørsted photo The progress toward the completion of the South Fork Wind Farm reached a milestone this week with the arrival of a lift barge off of Beach Lane in Wainscott, which will be used to drill under the seabed to connect the export cable from the offshore wind farm to an onshore cable. The 12-turbine wind farm will be a little more than
New York League of Conservation Voters President Julie Tighe at the groundbreaking at LTV Studios in Wainscott.
Business Government Renewable Energy

NY Governor, US Interior Secretary Kick Off South Fork Wind Construction

Pictured Above: Eversource CEO Joe Nolan, Ørsted Offshore North America CEO David Hardy, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Nassau Suffolk Building and Construction Trades Council President Marty Aracichsaid and New York League of Conservation Voters President Julie Tighe As workers began digging the trench to bring the South Fork Wind Farm’s transmission cable ashore in Wainscott Friday morning, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, U.S. Secretary