Tag: farm bureau

Ohio testifies against (HB 114) BigWind in a BigWay

Yesterday was a huuuuggge day at the Statehouse where rural landowners from Champaign, Van Wert, Seneca, Huron, Richland, Allen, Hardin and Logan Counties assembled to provide opponent testimony against the proposed setbacks in Sub. H.B.  114.   Fifty-three separate testimonies were submitted for the record and twenty of them were presented verbally by a great group … Continue reading Ohio testifies against (HB 114) BigWind in a BigWay

Love of $ is the root of all evil (BigWind)

It seems more and more that the pursuit of money is the only justification left for building wind facilities.  In today’s issue, the article “Love of Money is the Root of All Evil” is included.  Maybe it will resonate with your experience or maybe you might like it share it with your elected officials. A … Continue reading Love of $ is the root of all evil (BigWind)

BigWind huffing and puffing all over Ohio, especially near the Farm Bureau

In addition to news reports, there are three important items to relay on Ohio wind projects: Invenergy’s 175 MW Hardin Wind project is awaiting regulatory approvals in Virginia and West Virginia for the sale of the facility to Appalachian Power, a subsidiary of AEP.  If approved, Appalachian would directly own and operate Hardin Wind. Union … Continue reading BigWind huffing and puffing all over Ohio, especially near the Farm Bureau

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

Ohio Renewable Energy committee has SIGNIFICANT farm bureau connections

Yesterday, the Ohio Senate members of the General Assembly'sRenewable Energy Study Committee were announced.  We will be curious to see if Senator Cliff Hite will be as aggressive as he has been in the past in supporting the wind industry.  Hite represents much of the area targeted for wind development including all or part of Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, … Continue reading Ohio Renewable Energy committee has SIGNIFICANT farm bureau connections