Tag: champaign county

Ohio Power Siting Board WILL say YES to BigWind

How can we be sure? They ALWAYS do! We have blogged about this board before. Their name should be the 'Say Yes to BigWind' board. There has NEVER been even one instance when the board has sided with the people of Ohio. Have they been bribed or infiltrated by BigWind? It certainly appears so..... Champaign … Continue reading Ohio Power Siting Board WILL say YES to BigWind

BigWind blowing lots of hot air in Ohio (and Indiana)

  Speaking up and speaking out are important - we are reminded of the phrase “you create your own future.” At the risk of seeming over confident, we think those who are speaking out in Ohio and in Indiana are truly creating a better future for themselves and their communities. First things first. One Van … Continue reading BigWind blowing lots of hot air in Ohio (and Indiana)

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

Everpower ‘claims’ they will not build in Logan County if no tax abatement given

Really? Let's call their bluff. The peoples' response to this BigWind bully is below. It is written by a FORMER GREEN LOBBYIST. You may find the response enlightening.... The immediate fate of 18 wind turbines in Logan County soon will be in the hands of the Logan County Commissioners, EverPower officials said at a Tuesday … Continue reading Everpower ‘claims’ they will not build in Logan County if no tax abatement given

Corruption and Politics at the Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court opinion is still being digested – many people think it ranks among the worst decisions ever made and that it reeks of politics. The majority’s justifications for its decision would be laughable if they were not so injurious to not only Champaign County but to other communities who follow. UNU argued … Continue reading Corruption and Politics at the Ohio Supreme Court

Is Terra Firma seeking a divorce from Everpower? Ohio cheers

What could this mean for central Ohio, where citizens are fighting Everpower from taking over (10's of) thousands of acres for an industrial wind site?  Terra Firma appears to be tired of empty promises from Everpower. And, it is very interesting that Everpower believes that a yieldco could become the new sugar daddy. Why? Yieldco's are structured … Continue reading Is Terra Firma seeking a divorce from Everpower? Ohio cheers

BigWind “noise” now an EXclusion for farmers’ umbrella liability insurance

Country Insurance Mutual Insurance in Bloomington, Illinois has added “noise” to its list of exclusions for farm umbrella liability coverage.  Noise joins a list of named pollutants.  Champaign County residents will recall when EverPower and the Farm Bureau took a busload of people to Bloomington where a significant number of industrial wind turbines are located.  There … Continue reading BigWind “noise” now an EXclusion for farmers’ umbrella liability insurance

Everpower has their hands full with Ohio lawsuits

In Champaign County, the Urbana Daily Citizen reports that the County and Township governments did not file requests for rehearing of the OPSB’s decision to grant Everpower’s certificate extension. Presumably, these governments have their hands full with their two other active lawsuits. Additionally, below this discussion is an enticing offer from Everpower for some of … Continue reading Everpower has their hands full with Ohio lawsuits

Are wind developers part of your ‘public’ at county commissioner meetings?

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?

Will Ohio SB310 begin a ‘domino’ effect to repeal BigWind mandates?

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?

Everpower’s admission = BigWind’s failed mousetrap

The Ohio House of representatives gears up this week to hear testimony on Senate Bill 310. On Tuesday, Senator Balderson will provide sponsor testimony followed by other witnesses in support of the bill. On Wednesday opponents, interested parties and the rest of the world will testify. Speaker of the House, Rep. Bill Batchelder, wants to … Continue reading Everpower’s admission = BigWind’s failed mousetrap

Are Everpower and Invenergy in “cahoots” in Ohio?

Is there a connection? Read the facts below and decide for yourself... Everpower:  Terra Firma Capital Partners is the UK private equity firm that owned three renewable companies: RTR, Infinis and Everpower.  Their business model is to buy companies, build them up and sell them.  Terra Firma likes to do this within five to seven … Continue reading Are Everpower and Invenergy in “cahoots” in Ohio?