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80k acres off Long Island coast dedicated for wind energy

View of an offshore wind energy farm at sunset. (Image: Aaron via Flickr)

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials on Wednesday dedicated more than 125 square miles in the waters off the coast of Long Island for the development of commercial wind energy, pushing forward a renewable energy proposal initially created by New York utilities. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the state has “tremendous” offshore wind potential. “Today’s milestone marks another important step ...

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Utilities see potential in drones to inspect lines, towers

BLENHEIM, N.Y. — U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines and transmission towers but strict regulations have so far slowed adoption of the technology. The remote-controlled devices make the work of linemen safer, more efficient and less expensive, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, which last ...

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NY fuel reserves established at 6 upstate sites

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York officials say they established six sites across upstate New York for strategic reserves of 2.5 million gallons of gas and diesel fuel for storms and other emergencies. The fuel terminals are located in Buffalo and Rochester in western New York, Vestal in the Southern Tier, Brewerton and Marcy in central New York, and in Rensselaer, ...

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