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
We have been watching Apex, since they purchased the leases for southern Van Wert county. Their plans are now official and stated on the website. A new office has been opened in Ohio City. What will the Van Wert county commissioners say this time? Despite complaints from farmers and townships, the commissioners only see $$$. … Continue reading Apex wants to blanket Van Wert County, Ohio with turbines
The three ring circus may need additional rings as the activity ramps up. The wind lobby is frantic and stories from across the nation attest to it. In Ohio, HB 190 to give the County Commissioners power to repeal the current property line setbacks has been referred to the House Public Utilities Committee. No hearings … Continue reading Ohio and federal Bigwind lobbyists belong in a circus
Share this article with Ohioans! This story will repeat across the USA, as industrial wind sites age, particularly where there is 'poor' wind resources. What about Ohio? Well, go to our home page and click on the picture at the bottom and you will see that we are a 'poor' wind resource state. Could this … Continue reading Devaluation of BigWind to hurt county coffers -share in Ohio!!
Ohio meeting puts the heat on BigWind. Note the highlighted points by Tom Stacy, below... For the approximately 75 people that braved the stormy weather, Monday night at the Friendly Senior Center was an opportunity to hear the Logan-Hardin Neighbor’s United’s strong case against using wind turbines as a supplemental energy source. The organization was … Continue reading Logan-Hardin Neighbors United turn up the heat on BigWind
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
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 … Continue reading A 2-for-1 turbine in Indiana= wind energy plus “FIRE”works!