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The outlook for Grand Island's effort to become a destination for solar generating parks is looking positively sunny. Four projects that stand to take advantage of the island's abundance of open land and access to the Thruway and could bring electricity to hundreds of residents are under consideration. Officials said the projects are a result of a solar energy law th…

A second 100-kilowatt wind turbine has been installed at Triad Recycling in the Town of Tonawanda. The wind turbine was installed by Buffalo Renewables, a wind generation and solar installation company based in Niagara Falls. Triade Recycling, which specializes in the recycling of construction and demolition debris and waste management, will host a public open house …

Town of Tonawanda

State and local leaders vowed Wednesday to find a new clean energy purpose for the shuttered Huntley Power Plant on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda. "We are determined not to allow Huntley to become, like Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna, sitting vacant and decaying for decades, to become an eyesore on the Tonawanda waterfront," Supervisor Joseph Emminger said. He s…

Erie County

Some area towns are doing all they can to prevent large wind farms from blowing into their borders. Clarence and Tonawanda are crafting laws to prohibit all large-scale industrial-sized wind farms that generate power to sell back to the grid. The Tonawanda Planning Board is expected to talk about proposed laws to ban large wind farms at its meeting Wednesday night, J…