Tag: house bill 190

BigWind befriends Amazon to attack Ohioans’ property rights

Ohio wind warrior, Julie Johnson, represents more than just Ohioans who live in Champaign county...safe setbacks protect our citizens, our property rights, our property tax base, and our peace of mind!  Will Amazon build a distribution center in the middle of one of these industrial wind turbine sites? Nope.  Will Amazon actually power one of … Continue reading BigWind befriends Amazon to attack Ohioans’ property rights

How Big will the turbines be, planted next to you, in Ohio? Bigger than you think…

  No sooner had we written about the prospects for the Clean Power Plan, Justice Scalia died and now there is much speculation about his successor and whether the U.S. Senate will hold hearings on any nomination that might be made by President Obama. We cannot speculate on what will happen but thought you should … Continue reading How Big will the turbines be, planted next to you, in Ohio? Bigger than you think…

Is Blade Erosion the next Achilles heel for BigWind?

Although Gearbox failure is the most expensive/catastrophic problem with industrial wind turbines, it sounds like blade problems are gathering momentum. Perhaps, this is why blades are constantly 'down' when we drive through the Van Wert, Ohio area? Let us remind you that BigWind is lobbying the Ohio legislators to REduce our turbines setbacks from the current … Continue reading Is Blade Erosion the next Achilles heel for BigWind?

Will BigWind move closer to its Ohio neighbors?

Yesterday, the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee met to hear proponent testimony on a new version of a bill that would give County Commissioners the authority to reduce statutory setbacks for a “wind farm”. The minimum setback “shall be both” 1.1 times the total height of the turbine (including to tip of blade) to the … Continue reading Will BigWind move closer to its Ohio neighbors?

Is BigWind as sneaky as Sylvester the Cat?

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?

Ohio Windustry lobbying for opportunity to bribe our county commissioners

This week we saw some media coverage on HB 190 which seeks to effectively undo the increased setbacks enacted last summer for industrial wind turbines.    We have also received word of the wind industry’s relentless lobbying of  County Commissioners and the County Commissioners Association.  We would like to implement a counter campaign with billboards in the districts … Continue reading Ohio Windustry lobbying for opportunity to bribe our county commissioners

BigWind convinces 2 Ohio state representatives to take away YOUR property rights

We know we should never underestimate the drive of the wind industry to get every bit of special treatment they can, whether it be federal taxpayer subsidy, local property tax abatement, renewable energy mandates or free use of land. This time it is the free use of neighboring properties. Big wind asserts they are unable … Continue reading BigWind convinces 2 Ohio state representatives to take away YOUR property rights