Unfortunately, many people are MIS informed about the cleanliness of renewable energy. Industrial wind turbines are anything BUT clean and green. In reality, each turbine has thousands of moving parts that must be lubricated with hundreds of gallons of oil. This oil, much like in your car, must be 'changed' every so often, but how? … Continue reading BigWind’s ‘OILY’ secret spills out
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?
In Ohio, BigWind such as Avangrid (formerly Iberdrola in Van Wert), Apex and Everpower INSIST on a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) deal -or else- they refuse to build. This occurred in Logan county, when the PILOT was refused by the county commissioners...Everpower, said 'see ya'. Hmmm, the story below makes you question … Continue reading Apparently, BigWind can afford to ‘buy votes’, but not pay taxes
In Ohio, BigWind is/has building/proposing projects that consume, on average 16,000 acres each. Now, if we look at Blue Creek, alone, there are 152 turbines. 16,000 divided by 152 is 105 acres/turbine. Obviously, each turbine does not take up 105 acres, but when you include setbacks, homes, roadways, communities, etc. AWEA is blatantly WRONG. You canNOT … Continue reading WOW, AWEA can’t do basic math
How often does BigWind create a positive atmosphere in the community? How often does it bring unity? How often do Facts relay the Truth? rarely..... To the editor, Citizens for Clear Skies is a group formed to bring the truth to the community on the dynamics of wind energy. We are accused of only being … Continue reading The ‘rest of the story’ about Van Wert, Ohio turbines
On Hoaglin Center Rd in Van Wert, Ohio this BigWind graveyard and birthplace exists. Some believe it is a graveyard because damaged blades seem to appear, regularly, as if they are being changed out at night. This is also a birthplace, as the replacement blades regularly move in/out of this lot (via train). The Van … Continue reading BigWind graveyard or birthplace? Van Wert, Ohio
This article is WRONG. It is NOT the Blue Creek wind farm that is expanding, it is one of the Paulding projects. Iberdrola has SOLD their Blue Creek wind farm to Avangrid....something we have warned you about for years. The developers like to sell their industrial wind site BEFORE year 10, because maintenance issues become … Continue reading Van Wert BigWind developer SELLS (as expected) before the $$ runs out…
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!
Is this just the beginning? As wind sites age, noise and maintenance issues rise. Some developers will then sell their site, prior to the 10 year mark, which is when their federal handout ends...the production tax credit. This has already happened to 1 site in NW Ohio. Is the Blue Creek site, owned by Iberdrola, … Continue reading Think the Van Wert, Ohio turbines are without problems? Watch this!!
A Van Wert county commissioner opinion about the new potential for a 35,000 Apex project. He compares this to living next to a hog farm...which no one wants to do. If you have heard that communities are torn apart by the wind industry, he hints at that reality in Van Wert. What will happen if … Continue reading Van Wert county commissioner opinion of BigWind
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…
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!
How are the Ohio school turbines performing? Finally, we hear 'some' truth. First, USV was a disaster with and $800,000 liability created by the UNDERperforming turbine on their property. Their new superintendent saw the truth- the turbine produces too little energy and the energy is too expensive. He chose to switch to a traditional energy … Continue reading How much do turbines benefit (or hurt) Ohio schools?
This takes very little of your time to send a message to Congress. Please do not miss this opportunity to give them a piece of your mind... Congress is once again working on a tax extenders plan that includes a multi-year extension of the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC). This tax credit, which expired last … Continue reading BigWind doesn’t need a Christmas present!!
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?