Amazon BigWind site removes property rights from residents


In our previous blog, we told you about The Business Roundtable’s belief that “the region lacks ample space to build wind turbines”.  This assertion iss all the more credible when considering that the new Amazon wind facility in Texas will host wind turbines “each with a rotor diameter twice as long as the wingspan of a Boeing 747.” With larger turbines, blades and gearboxes, come more shadow flicker, infrasound, vibrations, property devaluation etc. The massive site will do nothing for bringing economic development to the region, particularly, after it ages and maintenance issues arise. The acreage that this site will consume is not mentioned in the article below; however, it will surely be tens of thousands of acres. Nearby residents, if there are any, will certainly experience problems. Perhaps, that area is very sparsely, if at all, populated.  We believe that sparse population is the key reason that Paulding county has been so quiet. Our connections tell us that BigWind has absolutely destroyed family relationships in the area…it is as devisive as abortion and it is a topic that you do not bring up in conversation.  Ohioans need to understand the following truth, before they allow this industry to destroy our communities. People who say ‘You can’t tell me what to do with my property’ are in actuality signing away the control of their property to wind companies in signing these leases. —Barbara Boone, Md

A 253-megawatt wind farm in Scurry county that will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours of wind energy yearly was announced Thursday by Amazon….

The location will include more than 100 turbines, each with a rotor diameter twice as long as the wingspan of a Boeing 747, according to a news release from the Internet service company.

Scheduled to open in late 2017, Amazon Wind Farm Texas will be the company’s largest renewable energy project to date.

Amazon previously announced wind and solar farms in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia that deliver energy to the electrical grids supplying both current and future Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud data centers.

The company was criticized by Greenpeace in 2014 for not being among the “greenest” Internet companies for not relying more on renewable energy….


Source: Amazon plans Texas wind farm