Tag: fire

BigWind is about to cause damage to Ohioans

The debate over repeal of HB 6 continues with some speculating the Ohio Senate will repeal the law before the election.  No word on what the House might do.  It is clear to us that whatever happens, the citizens of NW Ohio will wind up as some sort of collateral damage.  There are powerful lobbyists … Continue reading BigWind is about to cause damage to Ohioans

What would Ohio farmer do with this ‘rare’ BigWind event?

Why is it that something, BigWind touts as 'RARE', seems to be occurring so darned often?? We have blogged about countless fires. This nacelle (middle of machine) is described as being as large as a school bus and we know the blades to be longer than a football field.  People, mistakenly, do not realize the size … Continue reading What would Ohio farmer do with this ‘rare’ BigWind event?

BigWind challenges Life Flight in Ohio

The Apex turbines that have been proposed in Van Wert, Seneca and Sandusky counties will be approximately 600 feet high. How many lives could be lost or impacted if BigWind forces Life Flight to alter their flight paths???? Local residents deserve the right to vote on these projects!! A potential 200 Megawatt Wind Farm with … Continue reading BigWind challenges Life Flight in Ohio

BigWind fire grows to 5 acres. Ohio farmers concerned?

Let us remind our legislators of their decisions to shorten the Ohio BigWind setbacks....This turbine fire required 8 fire engines and grew to 5 acres. What if a field of crops was beneath this turbine? What if the setback was significantly shortened and a home was close? Kids? There is absolutely NO logic to shortening … Continue reading BigWind fire grows to 5 acres. Ohio farmers concerned?

BigWind FIRE…Will Ohio Senators support us or them?

Senator Cliff Hite has introduced an amendment in the Ohio budget, which will allow BigWind to plant an industrial wind energy turbine very close to the home of Ohioans.  By looking at this picture (and the others at the source website), does ANYONE think this is a good idea? If you do, you need your … Continue reading BigWind FIRE…Will Ohio Senators support us or them?

BigWind provides ‘fireworks in the fall’ for Benton County, Indiana

Don't you just love America's 4th of July celebrations? We do, but not in the middle of a farm field on top of a wind turbine. BP Wind Energy owns this turbine and they have sold their wind business to Apex.  We have blogged, recently, about how Apex now has purchased the wind leases in Southern … Continue reading BigWind provides ‘fireworks in the fall’ for Benton County, Indiana

BigWind THROWS FLAMING BLADE 100 meters

This doesn't make our new Ohio setback of 1250 feet from a property line look too bad anymore, does it?  What if this happened in a dry field? What if this happened at a school, where our state setbacks are not mandated?  The first sentence of this article is laughable, because as BigWind is forced … Continue reading BigWind THROWS FLAMING BLADE 100 meters

A 2-for-1 turbine in Indiana= wind energy plus “FIRE”works!

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!

Why would you need insurance if you have a deal with BigWind?

How could such a deal with wonderful clean/green/renewable machine go ary? I thought they were designed to last decades? I thought there would be little, if any, O&M? I thought the taxpayers would foot most of the bill? I thought everyone loved these things? I thought they had lightning arrestors? Thank you to this insurance … Continue reading Why would you need insurance if you have a deal with BigWind?