Albany Law's Government Law Center Presents Wind Power Conference

Government Law Center Presents Wind Power Conference

6/16/2006 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Date: 06/16/2006

The Government Law Center of Albany Law School and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority presented a one-day conference—“Siting Wind Power in New York”—addressing the legal and policy issues involved with the siting and construction of a wind facility on Friday June 16, at the Law School with more than 150 lawyers and municipal officials in attendance.

This conference followed on the heels of recent Government Law Center publications examining the interplay with local land use planning and zoning and the ability and desirability of siting of wind farms in New York.

Representatives from the government, legal, academic and business communities were on-hand to discuss recent developments in the wind industry, and the legal and policy issues surrounding wind turbines, including potential environmental impacts, economic incentives, and the promise of renewable energy.

Some of the speakers included:

  • Dr. Bruce Bailey, Presid​ent of AWS Truewind
  • Richard Graham, Esq., Town of Lewis, N.Y.
  • Molly Lampi, Assistant General Counsel of the New York and Independent Service Operator
  • Jack Nasca, Chief of E​nergy Projects and Management, Environmental Permits Division, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.