There has been ongoing work behind the scenes in the Ohio General Assembly with regards to BigWind. There had been speculation last year that HB 114 (repealing renewable mandates) and SB 238 (shortening setbacks) might be combined into a substitute Senate bill. We believe the “McColley Compromise” (BigWind is being promoted by Sen Balderson … Continue reading Rep Seitz ‘fights’ for Ohioans against BigWind
Here is the latest news coming out of Columbus. Senator McColley and Representative Riedel and working hard on crafting language to add as an amendment to the wind setback bill (SB 238) proposed by Senator Dolan. This bill as stated would change the turbine setback from 1,125' to a property line to 1,225' to the … Continue reading BigWind ice throw damages truck, yet Ohio proposes shorter setbacks
This past week the Ohio Power Siting Board released its industrial wind facility “Draft Rules” for comment. The OPSB release states: The public is invited to submit comments on these rules. In an entry dated September 22, 2016, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) issued proposed rules applicable to wind‑powered electric generation facilities in amended … Continue reading OPSB issues draft BigWind siting rules- the joke is on us
The BigWind companies in Ohio are, chronically and constantly, arguing that our setbacks from property lines are entirely too restrictive. So restrictive, in fact, that it hampers THEIR success in our state. But, what about OUR residents? We recently blogged about an individual in Van Wert county who has struggled (and still is) with … Continue reading Country of Poland proves that Ohio’s wind turbines setbacks are weak
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
Does anyone else wonder what the answer is to this question? It is very difficult to find the answer to how much energy wind energy turbines actually USE to operate (lights,start spinning,put on brakes,yaw).... The Vestas De-icing System VDS has been developed to detect and remove ice formed on wind turbine blades, maintaining full power … Continue reading How much energy is required to DEice a turbine blade?