Tag: house bill 483

Ohio should revise BigWind law to pay for home DEvaluation, like New York just did!

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!

Wind turbine partially falls down in Thumb; no injuries

All the while, the turbines are getting MUCH taller, in excess of 600 feet are proposed for a Great Lake area, and these companies want to SHORTEN our Ohio setbacks...all so they can grab more taxpayer $ handouts. This picture explains why greater setbacks are absolutely essential to protect people!! The wind gusts were ONLY … Continue reading Wind turbine partially falls down in Thumb; no injuries

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…

This video shows why Ohio needs significant turbine setbacks!

It is absolutely ludicrous that BigWind should be allowed to bully our legislators into shrinking our turbine setbacks (House Bill 483), as Apex/Everpower/Iberdrola are rumored to be doing. The setback is, currently, only 1250 feet from a property line. Watch this turbine fall, and you would wish that length to be significantly FARTHER! Turbines are … Continue reading This video shows why Ohio needs significant turbine setbacks!

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?

BigWind leaseholders in Michigan have regrets

How many of you think that all residents living INside industrial wind sites are happy? You need to listen to this Youtube video from residents & leaseholders in Michigan. Will this happen to our neighbors in Ohio? Remember, BigWind is now lobbying, in Ohio, to reduce our 1,250 foot setback and give the decision-making rights … Continue reading BigWind leaseholders in Michigan have regrets

Ohio BigWind doesn’t have ‘their ducks in a row’

The Dayton and Springfield papers report on HB 190 to give County Commissioners the opportunity to reduce the setbacks currently provided in the law. UNU notes that only the opportunity to reduce – not lengthen – setbacks is proposed. If current setbacks are the MINIMUM, we can only conclude that to reduce them would put … Continue reading Ohio BigWind doesn’t have ‘their ducks in a row’

Pay attn Ohio, BigWind is being sued in Illinois

APEX has purchased the wind energy leases from BP Wind in Southern Van Wert County/Mercer County/abutting Allen County. Why haven't they built a massive wind farm, yet? Thankfully, our legislators have enacted safe setbacks and frozen our renewable energy mandate (temporarily). However, some in the legislature, want to change our setbacks and allow our county … Continue reading Pay attn Ohio, BigWind is being sued in Illinois

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

BigWind Wars across Ohio and around the world

Another flurry of activity at home and around the globe.   New turbine models were introduced by Senvion at 3 and 3.2 MW, to be built in the U.S. and designed to penetrate low wind communities.   Meanwhile, in Germany 71% of Danish wind imports are being rejected because the accompanying transmission lines are thought to degrade … Continue reading BigWind Wars across Ohio and around the world

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

How far away does your home have to be from a turbine to keep its $ value?

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?

Everpower’s ‘infrasound’ wreaks havoc on residents ONE MILE AWAY

With Everpower holding leases in Ohio (Hardin, Logan, Champaign county and beyond), you should share this with your family and friends.  An environmental health epidemiologist told these people that wind turbines should not have been permitted to be as CLOSE as 1 mile to their home! Encourage your fam/friends to get involved with a local … Continue reading Everpower’s ‘infrasound’ wreaks havoc on residents ONE MILE AWAY

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

Farmers’ coalition warning us about BigWind !!!

Please share with your neighbors and family members. The $ offered to farmers is very enticing…. The Informed Farmers Coalition IFC was formed five years ago to study the impacts of wind turbines on our agricultural and residential community. The group consists of past or present union iron workers, school teachers, township officials, lawyers, a … Continue reading Farmers’ coalition warning us about BigWind !!!