Indications are that Big Wind will not stop until it gets a PTC extension! While it’s not clear Congress when Congress will take up another spending bill, AWEA is now circulating the attached letter for signatures. We should assume that some congressional members, especially Sen. Grassley (R-IA), are encouraging Big Wind. (ICYMI Grassley posted this … Continue reading BigWind thieves want more C$SH from YOU
Following a pleasant lull, several troublesome initiatives are back. The first is the renewed effort by unknown renewable profiteers to put an issue on the Ohio ballot to raise $1.3 Billion annually for 10 years to pay themselves to build wind and solar projects. The program would be incorporated in Delaware and administered by an … Continue reading BigWind attacking Ohio and it wants to move closer to YOU
Newsweek created quite a stir this week when AWEA 'called them out' for not vetting a college prof who wrote an op-ed piece about problems with wind energy. The attacks thrown at them, along with the defensive position that Newsweek has, subsequently , taken the story away from the facts. But isn't this what BigWind is … Continue reading BigWind attacks Newsweek. Did they divert attention FROM the facts
Fox Business reports that the states with the largest use of wind power have the highest utility bills. They note private investors are encouraged to hold on to their own money while the government (you and me) provides the life support for wind through the Production Tax Credit. The outcome of the election may pull the plug on the … Continue reading BigWind costs the US taxpayer MORE $ when they produce MORE energy? YES
This week Everpower spoke on the record to the Springfield News Sun about their future plans. Everpower spokesman, Michael Speerscheider, had this to say: “ It’s still too early to say whether the legislation will mean the end of the Buckeye wind farm,” said Michael Speerschneider, a spokesman for Everpower. The project is in jeopardy … Continue reading Are wind developers part of your ‘public’ at county commissioner meetings?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 22, 2014 Contact: Kevon Martis, Executive Director Interstate Concerned Citizens Coalition (517) 403-2438 Citizens Hail Action by Ohio Senate to Correct Predatory Wind Turbine Setback Law Measure Sustains Wind Project Possibilities Citizens of northern and western Ohio applauded action by the Ohio Senate to help protect property rights and values … Continue reading Citizens applaud Ohio Senate for increased BigWind setbacks
Today will be a busy day as around 30 witnesses will testify in the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee concerning Senate Bill 310. Today’s Columbus Dispatch reports that the bill may spark a national movement toward repealing mandates for renewable energy. Americans for Prosperity has thrown their support behind the bill. The Urbana Daily Citizen … Continue reading Will Ohio SB310 begin a ‘domino’ effect to repeal BigWind mandates?
The Ohio House Public Utilities Committee was greeted by fifty witnesses wishing to testify on Am. Sub. S. B. 310 yesterday. The group was a mixture of both supporters and opponents and only a small number were able to be heard. Many were asked to hold over until next week. Among those who were not heard were … Continue reading Will Ohio rollback BigWind’s mandates???????
How UNfortunate that some do not see beyond the cash being dangled in front of the farmers. BigWind is like an illusionist- they grab your attention with cash, so you don't see what is really happening. Note the AWEA report that 12,000 MW were added as new US 'generating capacity'…remember, their REAL electricity production numbers … Continue reading American Corn Growers Fdtn is mesmerized by the illusions of BigWind
Even though Ohio may not seem important to your local or regional cause, AWEA feels the state of Ohio is PIVOTAL to its future in the US (according to the executive summary of their recently released state of the market report), and with John Kasich having White House aspirations, we need to hold his feet … Continue reading Will Governor Kasich follow the ‘green’ trail to destruction?
The Institute for Energy Research released an analysis of a recent report by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on negative pricing and market distortion. AWEA's report is part of an all-out effort to convince Congress to renew the wind production tax credit (PTC), the wind industry’s lucrative subsidy that expired at the end of … Continue reading BigWind Lobbyists tell us ‘half-truths’