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Nassau votes on solar moratorium

May 09, 2018 12:55 pm
Kenneth C. Crowe II reports in the Albany Times Union that the town of Nassau in Rensselaer County is the latest municipality to consider a moratorium on large solar farms. The town would update its zoning code during the nine-month period if the proposal is approved after a public hearing on the issue is held at 7 p.m. May 10. “We’re taking a hard look at our zoning law after talking to the solar industry representatives and hearing property owners were receiving cold calls,” Supervisor David Fleming said May 8, admitting there are no current applications for a large solar farms in Nassau. Other moratoriums on large-scale solar farms are currently being discussed in Cairo and Greenville, and are recently in place in Coxsackie, Copake, Greenport, Kinderhook, Hillsdale, Brunswick and other towns as New York attempts to move to having 50 percent of the state's electricity made from renewable sources by 2030. Read the full story in the Albany Times Union.