The Ohio Power Siting Board issued a conditional certificate providing Icebreaker Windpower, Inc. an opportunity to move forward with the construction of six wind turbines in Lake Erie. LEEDCo is not happy. Of course not, they are never happy unless they are in charge of the bargaining...unless they are the BigDog in the room...unless they are … Continue reading Ohio smiles while BigWind frowns on LeedCo decision
As the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee gears up for its first hearing on HB 6, the opposition is flooding the print media with articles and opinion pieces that argue against the provisions of the bill, advocate for closing the nuclear plants and reducing wind turbine setbacks. An assortment of articles is provided below. In a … Continue reading BigWind tries to ‘huff and puff’ Ohio House down
A great victory was achieved this week for the warriors of Seneca County when two of the three County Commissioners voted to repeal the county’s designation as an Alternative Energy Zone. Seneca County now joins Van Wert as a county which has repealed their designation. Remaining AEZ counties include Sandusky, Delaware, Franklin, Putnam, Paulding, Hardin, … Continue reading Thumbs Down to Ohio BigWind Alternative Energy Zone
This week the Senate announced the members who will be serving on the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee. Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) has been appointed Chairman. Wilson is a former bank CEO and member of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Vice Chair will be Sen. Rob McColley of Napoleon in … Continue reading Has BigWind become a BULLY in Ohio?
Fish and Oil don't mix. We find it incredibly sad that people are so incredibly misinformed about industrial wind energy. It is a large part of the 'New Green Deal'. But, read below, and you learn that an industrial wind turbine is anything BUT clean. 400 gallons of industrial lubricants and 55 gallons of oil … Continue reading Ohio Lake Erie fish NOT excited about potential BigWind addition
Mad dashes, mad men, mad money---its a mad world!! Loads and loads of news this week. Important Ohio news is presented but the big picture news is a focus this week as well. It is important to understand the big picture and context in which each local battle is being waged. The upcoming elections at … Continue reading It’s a ‘mad world’ (for BigWind right now)
15 Reasons to Reject Wind Turbines in Lake Erie · Special financial treatment for the wind industry, along with Ohio’s mandate that renewable energy be included in utility companies energy mix, have artificially propped up LEEDCo. It has received $50 million in taxpayer subsidies. o “(We) get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s … Continue reading 15 reasons to kick BigWind away from Lake Erie