South Fork Wind Farm

Wind warriors earn support in Wainscott beach battle

By GREGORY ZELLER // With local opposition still pushing against the tide, Long Island wind-power backers are applauding new state support for a plan to land an undersea transmission cable on a Wainscott beach. Five New York State agencies – including the NYS Department of Public Service, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the NYS Department of Transportation – have signed a “joint proposal,” already supported by local governments and regional environmental groups, calling…


Ominous winds blow, but offshore efforts hold steady

By GREGORY ZELLER // President Trump is tapping the breaks on offshore-wind development, but the burgeoning billion-dollar industry is still poised to reset environmental and economic barometers. That’s the word from world-class energy guru Robert Catell, chairman of the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, who’s staying calm in response to the announcement that the Trump Administration is delaying permits for the first major U.S. offshore wind farm, until such time that the administration…