The Albany County Planning and Zoning Commission will not recommend sweeping changes to wind energy regulations in the near-term, voting instead last week to support minimal amendments proposed by the county’s planning department.
On Wednesday morning, the commission held a special session to consider existing wind energy development guidelines. The meeting came in response to some landowners’ opposition to a potential wind energy project proposed for the southeast part of the county. During its June 10 planning and zoning meeting, the board expressed interest in hearing from more parties affected by any potential wind regulation changes.
But the commission ultimately decided not to adopt the sweeping wind regulatory changes, for now. The proposed regulatory overhaul would have effectively blocked all future wind development in the