Tag: Allen county

Stay vigilant: Proof that BigWind spreads like an algae bloom

We are thankful that Allen County, Ohio, said NO to Apex Clean Energy and denied the use of the RR to build an energy transmission line. One argument was that industrial wind sites spread like an algae bloom.  In other words, the boundaries of the initial site expand over time, in multiple phases. What may … Continue reading Stay vigilant: Proof that BigWind spreads like an algae bloom

List of BigWind REJECTIONS all over the USA. Need help? Look here!

Do you wonder what other states are doing to fight BigWind? It is a growing list of actions that have been taken to protect individuals and communities. Please click the link, below and view the spreadsheet and see if there has been an action that could help you!!! An interesting addition to our post from … Continue reading List of BigWind REJECTIONS all over the USA. Need help? Look here!

Think the Van Wert, Ohio turbines are without problems? Watch this!!

Is this just the beginning? As wind sites age, noise and maintenance issues rise. Some developers will then sell their site, prior to the 10 year mark, which is when their federal handout ends...the production tax credit.  This has already happened to 1 site in NW Ohio. Is the Blue Creek site, owned by Iberdrola, … Continue reading Think the Van Wert, Ohio turbines are without problems? Watch this!!

Sometimes, turbines make grown men cry

The following letter elicits many emotions that range from beautiful to maddening, but this is why we fight. This is why we care. This is why we must stand up to the injustice that BigWind brings into our communities... "I'm home, safe and sound."Words that should always go together. But yesterday I had an emotional … Continue reading Sometimes, turbines make grown men cry

Van Wert county commissioner opinion of BigWind

A Van Wert county commissioner opinion about the new potential for a 35,000 Apex project. He compares this to living next to a hog farm...which no one wants to do. If you have heard that communities are torn apart by the wind industry, he hints at that reality in Van Wert. What will happen if … Continue reading Van Wert county commissioner opinion of BigWind

Legislators push for an ‘Ohio Wind Corridor’ !!?!!

Tomorrow morning a Substitute House Bill 190 will be introduced in the House Public Utilities Committee to establish a designated geographic area or “Wind Corridor” where turbine setbacks could be dramatically changed. The substitute bill seems to remove local elected officials from the decision-making and empower the OPSB to destroy any county within the corridor. Sub … Continue reading Legislators push for an ‘Ohio Wind Corridor’ !!?!!

Port Authority rejects Apex entry into Allen county!!

One small battle win, in the big war against BigWind. What a wonderful site to see so many Allen and Van Wert residents unite in their opposition to this wind energy transmission line. The decision of the port authority was UNANIMOUS! Apex, however, did not appear to waver, in their desire to make this happen...via … Continue reading Port Authority rejects Apex entry into Allen county!!

BigWind actively ‘pursuing prey’ in Ohio

On Tuesday, Senator Kris Jordan introduced Senate Bill 325 to “To repeal the requirement that electric distribution utilities and electric services companies provide 12.5% of their retail power supplies from qualifying renewable energy resources by 2027, to repeal energy efficiency and peak demand reduction requirements for electric distribution utilities, and to modify the topics included … Continue reading BigWind actively ‘pursuing prey’ in Ohio

(Big)Wind NOT a boon for ALL Van Wert county, Ohio, residents

Wind not a boon for all Van Wert County residents This letter is in response to Jason Dagger’s guest perspective concerning a PILOT for Logan County. Van Wert County went through this just a few years ago and we know the local Van Wert Chamber of Commerce director, Susan Munroe(currently employed by ALLEN COUNTY), is … Continue reading (Big)Wind NOT a boon for ALL Van Wert county, Ohio, residents