This week a Senate Committee heard five hours of testimony and a House Committee suffered through seven hours. Both the House and Senate committees were coming down the home stretch of a five year deliberation on the renewable mandates that would force Ohio consumers, business and industry to buy wind, solar and whatever else is … Continue reading Ohio renewable energy mandates ‘may’ become voluntary goals
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By the time the next edition of Wind News is published, the election will be over and everyone will be sorting through the results to derive meaning. Election Day is the due date for Reply Comments to the Ohio Power Siting Board’s draft rules. The General Assembly will swing into its year-end session and tackle … Continue reading What does the election mean for BigWind in Ohio?
"Little pig, little Pig, let me come in." "No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin." "Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in.” In this case, the Big bad wolf of industrial wind is determined to blow Ohio’s economy to pieces with the help of the … Continue reading Big Bad Wolf (BigWind) is trying to blow up Ohio’s economy!
Do you wonder what other states are doing to fight BigWind? It is a growing list of actions that have been taken to protect individuals and communities. Please click the link, below and view the spreadsheet and see if there has been an action that could help you!!! An interesting addition to our post from … Continue reading List of BigWind REJECTIONS all over the USA. Need help? Look here!
The following letter elicits many emotions that range from beautiful to maddening, but this is why we fight. This is why we care. This is why we must stand up to the injustice that BigWind brings into our communities... "I'm home, safe and sound."Words that should always go together. But yesterday I had an emotional … Continue reading Sometimes, turbines make grown men cry
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)
Related Will Ohioans share the same sentiment, as BigWind spreads across our state? If you think this won't affect YOU, then think again. BigWind plans to blanket our state. Just read about it on our home page. Every wind site has multiple 'phases' in the works, that usually, quietly begin before the 1st site is … Continue reading Pay attention Ohio- Board member who regrets deal with BigWind
Mathew McConaughey said it best, "alright, alright, alright"! Look at the setbacks, along with the protections to a village and property owners. Apex, however, is cringing at these changes and they do NOT want to see them repeat here, in Ohio. We can dream, though... The Somerset Town Board approved a local law Wednesday amending … Continue reading Ohio should revise BigWind law to pay for home DEvaluation, like New York just did!
In this season of hope, we were surprised to see a glimmer reported in the Toledo Blade yesterday. During a year-end interview with Governor John Kasich, the subject of renewable energy came up and this is what was reported: “Mr. Kasich recently called “unacceptable” a legislative committee’s recommendation to indefinitely continue the two-year freeze on … Continue reading Christmas always reminds us of Hope
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 wind industry has been hard at work and so have we. You will recall that the setbacks for wind turbines were changed a year ago in the Mid Biennium Budget Bill. The change required that setbacks be measured from the property lines of non-participating landowners instead of their homes. The old setbacks essentially forced … Continue reading Is BigWind as sneaky as Sylvester the Cat?
THE leading wind turbine appraisal expert in the USA has spoken, and what he said is not good for BigWind. Here, in Ohio, we must be thankful for our legislature, last year. They approved INcreased setbacks from property lines for industrial wind turbines - although still woefully Inadequate. Additionally, it was refreshing to see our Governor … Continue reading How far away does your home have to be from a turbine to keep its $ value?
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!!
Are you confused as to why renewables can COST us $? And how can anyone say that they DON'T reduce our carbon emissions? Read below, and you will find excellent analyses of why they do NOT belong on our grid and how they will cost all of us in our pocketbook. Thank you Governor Kasich … Continue reading Clean Energy’s Dirty Secrets and Hidden Costs to USA!
As BigWind eyes our sea shores, with particular focus off the New England coasts, we should learn from the mistakes of other countries. Germans now pay approximately 36 cents/kWh of energy. What do you, in America, pay? Look at your bill. It is probably LESS than 9 cents. Thank you, Ohio legislators, for passing SB … Continue reading German OFFshore BigWind humiliates their country