“Almost half of the electricity from a proposed 400-acre solar farm here is under contract to go to Connecticut. That was one of the arguments by opponents of the Hecate Greene County Solar Facility during a virtual public statement session on the plan Tuesday before the state Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment.
Of the 50 megawatts envisioned in the project, 30 are allocated to projects with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority with 20 going to two buyers in Connecticut.
Those who oppose the project noted that the 20 MW in Connecticut wouldn’t help New York meet its ambitious carbon reduction goals, since the power would go out of state.
“We don’t want our landscape scarred so politicians in New York and Connecticut can brag about their green energy bonafides,” said Leslie Albright.”
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Karlin, Rick. Albany Times Union 29 September 2020.