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01/29/17 5:55am
01/29/2017 5:55 AM

Fifth Street in Greenport

Greenport Village officials are hoping to get as much feedback from the public as possible before signing a contract with PSEG-Long Island to allow the energy company to run an electric cable under Fifth Street and across the bay to Shelter Island.

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04/10/15 4:00pm
04/10/2015 4:00 PM

Southold Town Board members were puzzled to learn Tuesday that the town has spent roughly $50,000 over the past five years to participate in a renewable energy initiative program that expired in 2009.

The surcharge, which breaks down to roughly $10,000 annually, appears on the town’s electric bill to support LIPA’s Community Energy Program, which was intended to encourage the company to purchase energy from renewable sources.  (more…)

03/26/15 8:00am
03/26/2015 8:00 AM
PSEG plans to install wooden utility poles treated with a controversial chemical next month. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

PSEG plans to install wooden utility poles treated with a controversial chemical next month. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Despite ongoing related controversy on the South Fork, PSEG Long Island said this week that it would treat utility poles scheduled for installation in Southold with the chemical pentachlorophenol, or “penta,” which is considered toxic and a public health risk.  (more…)

08/01/14 8:00am
08/01/2014 8:00 AM
Credit: Patrick W. Moore

Credit: Patrick W. Moore

For years, people have been talking about solar as a clean alternative energy source, but only recently has the prospect of large-scale solar farms started taking shape on the North Fork.

Two years ago, Long Island Power Authority sought proposals for solar energy projects that would generate 100 megawatts of power —enough to power about 13,000 homes —and 76 solar projects across Long Island were selected in April.  (more…)