Tag: cliff hite

Ohio legislature tells BigWind to TAKE A HIKE

AWEA and BigWind spent $$$ on lobbyists to persuade Ohio senators and representatives to approve a setback amendment in the budget bill. This morning, the house said NO and removed the amendment. Hallelujah! Thank you to those who contacted the legislature to help us protect our homes and property.  This amendment would have SIGNIFICANTLY shortened the … Continue reading Ohio legislature tells BigWind to TAKE A HIKE

Ohio Power Siting Board says YES to BigWind’s ‘Top Secret’ information (again)

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved a request in the Buckeye Wind case from turbine maker Gamesa to extend the protective order which keeps noise and safety information secret.  In 2013 Gamesa was granted a protective order for 18 months,  On June 1, 2015, the OPSB granted an additional 24months of secrecy until June 1, … Continue reading Ohio Power Siting Board says YES to BigWind’s ‘Top Secret’ information (again)

Ohio needs your help against BigWind assault

Matt Huffman replaced term-limited Senator Keith Faber, who as Senate President championed the 1125' from property line wind turbine setbacks.  Republican Senator Cliff Hite has submitted an amendment which may be attached to the budget bill reducing setbacks to these levels: from turbine base to property line equal to 1.2 times the total height as measured from … Continue reading Ohio needs your help against BigWind assault

BigWind LOVES Tax Day in America!

  The wind industry often peddles the false claim that conventional energy sources like natural gas, coal, and nuclear receive more subsidies than wind power. Industry lobbyists at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) use this myth as a talking point to push for more subsidies, including the federal Production Tax Credit. In reality, the … Continue reading BigWind LOVES Tax Day in America!

Ouch! Ohio Senator Cliff Hite- this testimony against BigWind STINGS!

Yesterday was a very good day in the Ohio Senate on several levels.  Testimony offered in support of SB 34 to repeal the Ohio Renewable Mandate was given by several witnesses in the nuclear engineering field who discussed the promise of new technology but who asserted that a mandate of any kind sends signals to the financing … Continue reading Ouch! Ohio Senator Cliff Hite- this testimony against BigWind STINGS!