Can we surmise then that Patrick Manning, who represented this district in the New York State Assembly from 1994 until 2006, when he lost in the Republican primary to Marc Molinaro, and who is identified in the Register-Star article as an "independent Viridian Energy associate," will be getting residual income from Hudson's switch to renewable wind energy? Probably. Can a municipality be an independent associate? If other communities follow Hudson's lead and switch to wind energy, can Hudson derive residual income from their participation? Probably not.
The photograph that accompanies this post shows the Maple Ridge Wind Farm in Lewis County, NY. Credited to the National Renewable Energy Lab, the photo appears on the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation website. Gossips makes no claim--explicit or implicit--that this wind farm is or is not in any way connected with Viridian Energy. For Gossips' purposes, it's just a wind farm in the rural landscape.