Friday, April 27, 2012

Power proposal may benefit Astoria

From the Daily News:

A proposal to create a $2.2 billion power transmission line to bring wind and hydroelectric power from Quebec to Astoria is pitting environmentalists and against each another and creating some unusual alliances.

The Champlain Hudson Power Express project would bring up to 1,000 megawatts of Canadian power into the city through a roughly 333-mile underground, and at times underwater, cable.

A public hearing on the project is slated for 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Public School 122 in Astoria. The state Public Service Commission is to review comments on the plan before deciding whether to approve it.

The proposal delighted some locals who don’t want more power plants built in western Queens.

But detractors say it could discourage the state from developing its own renewable energy sources and warned that cost overruns could be passed on to consumers.


Anonymous said...

Bring the power in so that Astoria does not have to do without (3-4weeks) as last time. No brainer.

Anonymous said...

Wind is never, ever going to be cost effective. Canada is blessed with more hydropower that they can ever use. And unless there's a radical change in the geography of New York, this is it as far a local hydropower goes.

This transmission line shouldn't be a controvery for a minute.

Anonymous said...

we are going to need more and more energy, this is an easy decision.

Anonymous said...

Fuck all that crapola!

real political power!

But there's plenty of "wind power"
to be harnessed from city government.

Who just cut the cheese
at Queens Burro Hall?

Anonymous said...

Good move, let those foolish Canadians pollute their landscape with dams and wind generators.

Let's keep NYC pure.

Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah

Anonymous said...

for an update on the wind energy $$$ and 10,000 job losses so far since 2009, read "RURAL ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS PAY STEEP PRICE FOR WIND POWER MANDATE"...."Paying for wind we don't need, can't use and can't sell". by Tom Steward

in Minn. and Wisconsin, the top three wind loss leaders in 2011 were Great River Energy ($35 million), Minnkota ($27.5 million), and Dairyland Power ($18.1 million).

"Taxpayers already pay a high price to subsidize wind energy through BILLIONS in federal grants, loan guarantees and tax credits that prop up the "windustry"."

Anonymous said...

Not reported much in the US media is the fact that the UK and Germany have pretty much given up on wind power. They are switching back to clean, reliable coal and gas.

Joe said...

You cant trust ANYTHING from foreign country's period !!!
NY should update and re-open the Shoreham plant and run the cable down the Long Island sound.
Doing businesses with Canada is like dealing with France. These assholes are already ramming this NAFTA super-highway from Mexico straight through to Canada down our ass thanks to Obama. Who needs more garbage and Mexican road trains on I-87

Our current "big gorilla" is National Grid-- a British owned company, they WILL eventually screw us too if allowed to run amuck without local competition

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 7 (and you too, Joe):

As opposed to subsidizing the oil companies and sending more money to countries like Saudi Arabia and Dubai?