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After three fires this summer at commercial battery storage facilities in N.Y., Hochul creates working group for safety investigation

by Aug 4, 2023
Following the third fire at a battery energy storage facility in as many months in New York this summer, Gov. Kathy Hochul last week announced the creation of a state inter-agency working group tasked with ensuring the safety of battery energy storage systems across New York.

Residents support year-long extension of solar moratorium during public hearing

by Sep 21, 2022
The Riverhead Town Board received support from residents last night on its plan to extend the moratorium on applications for developing new solar energy production facilities for another year.

Town Board mulls extending solar moratorium

by Aug 11, 2022
The Riverhead Town Board is considering extending the town’s year-long moratorium on commercial solar energy project applications. The moratorium is set to expire in October.

Town board majority decides to let NextEra determination stand as is

by Apr 5, 2021
Th negative declaration issued to the 22.9 MW solar facility proposal should remain as is, three members of the town board said in a letter to the planning board dated March 30. The letter prompted criticism from the two members who refused to sign it.

Riverhead at a crossroads on NextEra solar energy proposal

by Mar 12, 2021
The town is faced with a gnarly decision, but everything about this application has been gnarly right for the beginning. Here's why.

Public hearing on new Calverton solar facility permit becomes extended town board discussion

by Oct 22, 2020
Most of the comments, questions and discussion that took place during the hearing, which lasted more than an hour and forty minutes, was among town board members, town staff and representatives of the applicant.

Riverhead’s solar moratorium on hold — for now

by Sep 16, 2020
The Riverhead Town Board Tuesday shelved a proposed moratorium on new commercial solar energy facilities in Calverton.

Riverhead officials seek moratorium on new commercial solar facilities

by Aug 13, 2020
Riverhead Town is considering a 12-month moratorium on new commercial solar energy production facilities. The moratorium would not affect the two applications for major solar production facilities currently pending for some 488 acres of land in Calverton.

No environmental impact statement for new 22.9 MW solar facility in Calverton

by Feb 5, 2020
A proposal for a new 22.9 megawatt solar facility in Calverton will go forward without further environmental review.

Lights out for new solar farm?

by Nov 21, 2019
A board majority that last week sought to move the L.I. Solar Generation application forward without additional environmental review has crumbled, as Councilman Tim Hubbard has decided 'enough is enough' for solar facilities in Riverhead.