New York approves largest wind farm ever, but not everyone is happy about it

CLEAN TECHNICA | What is happening in the state of New York regarding the addition of more renewable energy assets is a microcosm for what is going on in many other parts of the US and around the world. Everybody supports the idea of renewable energy, but not everyone wants it in their community.

This week, the New York State Siting Board approved the $454 million dollar Alle-Cat wind farm project which will generate 340 megawatts of electricity — enough to power 134,000 homes — from 116 turbines spread over 30,000 acres of private lands located in Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Wyoming counties. The owner and developer of the project is Invenergy, an energy company based in Chicago.

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