Could BigWind affect the Quality of Your life? Hmm…

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Do you wonder if it is really true that BigWind could impact your quality of life? Aren’t most noise and infrasound claims ‘overstated’ and ‘exaggerated’?? Well, for those of us in Ohio, we don’t have to look far for the truth. Van Wert citizens made it VERY clear to local and state politicians that BigWind HAS impacted their quality of life.

And, just a little farther, over the Indiana line, BigWind is thriving…..or is it? Tipton county, approximately 1 hour North of Indianapolis, has planted many of the nuisances. Yes, they are nuisances.  Just click on the link, at the bottom, of this post. You will learn about individuals who say it sounds like planes overhead. Others claim it has divided families and their communities.  Even a county commissioner expresses regret over the choice to allow the turbines to be built.

And, finally, isn’t it always about the $? The power of the mighty dollar. What do the residents say about all of the ‘tax benefits’ now?The county received a large sum of $ upfront, but now they are only paid property taxes on each turbine. That $ is, by no means, a ‘windfall’.  Property values? DOWN, too. How would you like it if your home, where Americans place a majority of their asset wealth, was Devalued because of these industrial machines….

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BigWind provides ‘fireworks in the fall’ for Benton County, Indiana

Don’t you just love America’s 4th of July celebrations? We do, but not in the middle of a farm field on top of a wind turbine. BP Wind Energy owns this turbine and they have sold their wind business to Apex.  We have blogged, recently, about how Apex now has purchased the wind leases in Southern Van Wert County, Ohio, and they recently met with the county commissioners. Their goal? Blanket the remainder of the county and press toward Allen county, Ohio. Connect the dots, and Ohio could have wind sites rapidly expanding across our lands. Additionally, have you ever heard of fire ‘suppression training’ for turbines? HA! Instead, just grab some popcorn and a blanket to sit and enjoy the show. Why would they burn for 30 minutes or longer? Remember, there are thousands of parts inside a turbine, with up to 200 gallons of oil in the nacelle. Not exactly something that a farmer should want towering over his dry fields ready for harvest…

A wind turbine in Fowler catches fire in Benton County Friday morning. Witnesses report seeing the turbine shooting flames and sparks from its motor….

said BP told him, whenever this happens, crew should secure the area and not attempt to put the fire out…

“We’ve always been told to just stabilize the area and keep everybody away from it,” said Burton. “It was really close to town, about a mile out. You could see it. It just looked like the fourth of July. There were just sparks going everywhere and flames shooting out.”

Firefighters report it took about 30 minutes for the fire to burnout…

via Wind turbine catches fire in Benton County | wlfi.com.  and http://do512blog.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/fireworks-1.jpg

A 2-for-1 turbine in Indiana= wind energy plus “FIRE”works!

What a deal, fireworks plus a wind turbine! And, believe it or not, some schools have actually placed them on their school grounds! BP Wind is the group trying to build a farm in Southern Van Wert county, Mercer county, and along the RR that enters Allen county, Ohio through Spencerville….  

A wind turbine in Fowler catches fire in Benton County Friday morning. Witnesses report seeing the turbine shooting flames and sparks from its motor.

The turbine is just off U.S. 52 and County Road 100 South in Benton County. At 6:30 a.m., the Fowler Fire Department dispatched a crew to create a perimeter around the tower.

BP Wind Energy owns the turbine. Fowler Fire Chief Bill Burton said BP told him, whenever this happens, crews should secure the area and not attempt to put the fire out. He said this is something crews are prepared for, but never thought they would see.

“We’ve always been told to just stabilize the area and keep everybody away from it,” said Burton. “It was really close to town, about a mile out. You could see it. It just looked like the fourth of July. There were just sparks going everywhere and flames shooting out.”

Firefighters report it took about 30 minutes for the fire to burnout. No injures have been reported.

BP was unavailable for comment.

via Wind turbine catches fire in Benton County | WLFI.