Solar project must be compatible with Canton

Looking north on Route 11 toward Canton from the intersection with Old Route 11, right, and O’Horo Road, left. A proposed Rich Road solar project would fill both sides of the road with panels. Christopher Lenney/Watertown Daily Times

When William M. Buchan, the attorney who is working with the town and village of Canton on solar issues, told village trustees on April 19 that the odds of stopping EDF Renewables from installing a 1,700-acre solar project were “infinitesimally small,” he wasn’t telling anyone paying attention, something they didn’t already know.

New York state has an aggressive timetable for decarbonizing its electricity system. By 2030, the goal is to move toward 70% renewables. In 2040, the goal is 100% carbon-free electricity. By 2050, the goal is a carbon-neutral economy.

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hermit thrush

thumbs up to solar!

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