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Kentucky moving BigWind 1 MILE from Property Lines

A Kentucky county moves toward a 1 MILE setback for wind turbines from PROPERTY LINES. Once again, it makes our new Ohio setback of approximately 1250 feet look mighty small.  Kentucky has awoken to the realities of living near these industrial sites and we thank our legislators for trying to protect our citizens with passage … Continue reading Kentucky moving BigWind 1 MILE from Property Lines

Are Kansans tired of BigWind raising their electricity rates?

According to a Forbes article, which highlights data from the EIA, Kansas electricity rates have risen 29% since 2008…more than 4x the national average. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2014/02/27/wind-industry-study-electricity-prices-skyrocketing-in-largest-wind-power-states/ Kansas is one of the largest wind powered states. Their governor has said it right, 'the wind industry is now strong'. How strong? BigWind is now one of the strongest … Continue reading Are Kansans tired of BigWind raising their electricity rates?

Ohio group educates against BigWind

Yesterday, Champaign County and the Townships  filed an appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court protesting the OPSB’s failure to hold a hearing on amendments to the Buckeye Wind project.  This filing comes at the same time that Everpower is seeking an extension to their certificate of approval for Phase I.  Below is a press report … Continue reading Ohio group educates against BigWind

Ohio governor Kasich defends record on green issues

It was gratifying to read that while Governor Kasich is out and about during this campaign season, he is defending the new property line setbacks which will become effective September 14th.  The Columbus Dispatch reports the Governor “defended the increased setback restrictions on wind turbines by saying, “Private property rights are important. People choose to … Continue reading Ohio governor Kasich defends record on green issues

Ohio wind sites now ‘on hold’ now

Does anyone else think this article is coincidental to appear the day after a front page article which covered the Democratic governor candidates opposition to SB 310 and HB 483? The Lima News is showing preferential support of a Democratic candidate and our media should not be doing this. Anyway, this article makes us want … Continue reading Ohio wind sites now ‘on hold’ now

BigWind Setbacks: Safety First unless youre a wind developer

Does BigWind really care about YOUR safety? What about the safety of the farmer or kids on snowmobiles? Last month, Ohio infuriated wind proponents by passing Senate bill 310, a bill that delays the states renewable electricity standard for two years and eliminates the requirement that half of the renewables mandate be met with in-state … Continue reading BigWind Setbacks: Safety First unless youre a wind developer

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of OHIO!!

Ohio is in the belly of the beast, if the beast is our current renewable energy lobbying group. They are extremely well-funded and deep-pocketed thanks to decades of taxpayer subsidies.  Although many states have attempted to repeal their renewable mandates, Ohio is the closest to the finishing line, so the groups are putting tremendous pressure … Continue reading If you can’t stand the heat, get out of OHIO!!

Will Governor Kasich follow the ‘green’ trail to destruction?

Even though Ohio may not seem important to your local or regional cause, AWEA feels the state of Ohio is PIVOTAL to its future in the US (according to the executive summary of their recently released state of the market report), and with John Kasich having White House aspirations, we need to hold his feet … Continue reading Will Governor Kasich follow the ‘green’ trail to destruction?

What is the TRUE cost of electricity in Ohio? (Truth about Turbines)

The year 2013 was a renewable energy roller coaster in the Ohio State House.  On the positive side, after the Senate Public Utilities Committee spent about a year reviewing Ohio’s energy mandates, Substitute Senate Bill 58 was introduced to significantly alter both the energy efficiency and renewable requirements for Ohio.  A companion bill,  House Bill … Continue reading What is the TRUE cost of electricity in Ohio? (Truth about Turbines)