Against the backdrop of an upcoming election and a diminishing legislative calendar, the wind lobby is working overtime to press its case for reduced setbacks. President Trump is a broken record on fake news but what about “no news”? A blade failure occurred at Avangrid’s Van Wert County Blue Creek project on August 26th. The … Continue reading Van Wert blade shear gets NO media attention? Help us change this!
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BigWind does NOT generate a windfall for the communities in which it resides and Van Wert is no exception. BigWind avoids paying tax, thanks to the PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) that they INSIST each community accepts. Additionally, they are given dozens of other incentives/subsidies to bully their way into a community. BigWind is … Continue reading Ohio Mayor shares the realities of BigWind in Van Wert, Ohio
In Ohio, BigWind is/has building/proposing projects that consume, on average 16,000 acres each. Now, if we look at Blue Creek, alone, there are 152 turbines. 16,000 divided by 152 is 105 acres/turbine. Obviously, each turbine does not take up 105 acres, but when you include setbacks, homes, roadways, communities, etc. AWEA is blatantly WRONG. You canNOT … Continue reading WOW, AWEA can’t do basic math
How often does BigWind create a positive atmosphere in the community? How often does it bring unity? How often do Facts relay the Truth? rarely..... To the editor, Citizens for Clear Skies is a group formed to bring the truth to the community on the dynamics of wind energy. We are accused of only being … Continue reading The ‘rest of the story’ about Van Wert, Ohio turbines
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
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
No sooner had we written about the prospects for the Clean Power Plan, Justice Scalia died and now there is much speculation about his successor and whether the U.S. Senate will hold hearings on any nomination that might be made by President Obama. We cannot speculate on what will happen but thought you should … Continue reading How Big will the turbines be, planted next to you, in Ohio? Bigger than you think…
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
Finally, a large industrial wind turbine company, NextEra, admits that Ohio is a terrible place for wind turbines. Tell your friends this truth!! Go to the HOME page of our website and you will see just how bad. BigWind has only been here for the free ride on our tax dollars, and now that SB310 is … Continue reading BigWind finally admits ‘Wind resource is limited in Ohio’
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???????
Thank you to all who called members of Congress this week to oppose extension of the Production Tax Credit. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) big lobbying push on Tuesday was timed to get out ahead of Rep. Dave Camp’s release on Wednesday of his proposal for comprehensive tax reform. In a report from E&E … Continue reading Ohio Senator Cliff Hite is challenged for his unconditional support of BigWind
Almost 13,000 acres gone in Ohio that will become uninhabitable and uninteresting for future economic development. Since Ohio turbines in 2011-2012 only generated energy at 27% of their "capacity", the nameplate capacities listed below are a smokescreen covering the truth. How much land would a coal or natural gas or nuclear plant require to produce … Continue reading 12,750 acres GONE to another windfarm in Ohio
Yesterday, this blog mentioned that European exec's were calling for an end to the distorting subsidies for wind power; that group includes the CEO of Iberdrola, developer of wind farms in NW Ohio. Ironically, however, it is the Iberdrola US rep, Eric Thumma, leading the charge against Ohio SB 58 - in other words, he … Continue reading Is Iberdrola being “hypocritical” or just making a “critical” error?