BigWind preparing for battle against the Ohio legislature

We have been warning about this scenario for some time.  They are planning to lobby our legislature HARD with millions of $ from lobbyists and marketing campaigns.  Are you prepared? Do you want to see BigWind spread, like a plague, across our great state? Please use the contact form if you are interested in helping us protect our properties…

Renewable energy’s struggle to grow in Ohio is expected to resume this fall following years of political battles over state energy mandates.

Legislation amending how close a wind turbine can be to adjacent property not part of a wind farm is planned by Republican state senator Cliff Hite of Findlay…

Hite in June proposed new language for the budget bill that would have based turbine set back on the height of a turbine and the length of its blades. The language disappeared in final House and Senate negotiations…

“If you invest $100’s of millions of dollars in 2017 and 2018, [you need to know] the rug is not going to be pulled out from under you in 2021. That’s the message we have to send,” Dolan said during an energy roundtable discussion sponsored by the Great Lakes Brewing Co. and the Advanced Energy Economy Institute….

Lawmakers also in 2014 tried to eliminate the mandates, but under threat of a veto from Gov. John Kasich, decided to “freeze” them for two years while they studied the issue. In 2016, the same GOP leaders managed to pass a proposal making the standards voluntary for another two years — a bill which Kasich then vetoed.

“Ohio will be behind [in coming decades],” said Dolan. “The next generation of CEOs will ask, ‘Where is our energy coming from?’ Is it the most efficient? Is it reducing our carbon footprint? That will be a decision that Ohio will be behind on if we don’t act quickly.”…

 

Source: Wind turbine setback, battles over green energy rules expected in Ohio legislature (photos) | cleveland.com

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