This news story about the scaling back of a massive Texas wind farm project is only the latest whiff of how the recession/decession/depression is affecting the potential for lengthy transmission lines. However, those who have been following the NYRI issue are probably already aware of being “saved by the bell” of the crappy economy.
The article also notes a drop in demand for electricity – no doubt, a decline in the building of grandiose new homes has something to do with it.
That said, NYRI is not quite dead yet. The head’s been cut off, but the body is still flopping around.