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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 …

Erie County

After nine month of discussion, the Town of Tonawanda Planning Board decided Wednesday to forward new wind turbine and cell tower codes to the Town Board for its approval. Although both codes are separate, each addresses some of the same issues of changing technology and aesthetics, such as height and location. "We've spent an awful lot of time on this," Chairman Ken…

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…

Triad Recycling and Energy in the Town of Tonawanda on Monday will co-host Open Turbine Day, an open house and Earth Day event, to show visitors the benefits of wind power. The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the plant, 3755 River Road, is co-sponsored by Northern Power Systems and Buffalo Renewables. It will show off the plant's first wind turbine and the planned inst…

A Town of Tonawanda company that specializes in recycling construction debris plans to expand its operations to process scrap plastics and woods. Triad Recycling and Energy Corp. is close to receiving $150,000 from an economic development fund to support its $1 million expansion at 3755 River Road. The funding will help the company add machinery and equipment to loca…

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Could your neighbor put in a wind turbine to generate power? Not likely is the answer, as the Town of Tonawanda Planning Board discussed how to revise and toughen up its alternative energy codes. The board brought in Andrew C. Reilly, a consultant from Wendel Engineering, who praised the board for its current code, which restricts wind turbines to industrial zones. …