Tag: illinois

Ohio lawmakers are being lied to by BigWind

Illinois votes for 2,250 feet BigWind setback from a PROPERTY LINE. How does this decision make Ohio lawmakers look? Stupid? Uninformed? Bribed? You decide. Ohio setbacks are anything BUT restrictive to BigWind! Congratulations to the BigWind warriors in Illinois.  Unfortunately, as you read below, this decision was too late for some residents.... The Ford County … Continue reading Ohio lawmakers are being lied to by BigWind

Illinois ‘over’pays for BigWind power, will Ohio?

  Wise people learn from the mistakes of others, so they don't repeat the mistakes, themselves. Will Ohio legislators learn from this lesson (and a multitude of other states and countries)? Let us hope so, for the sake of our businesses and residents... For Springfield aldermen opposed to the 10-year-old Sierra Club deal that required … Continue reading Illinois ‘over’pays for BigWind power, will Ohio?

How much $ will your school ‘ACTUALLY’ receive if BigWind becomes a neighbor?

This is an excellent, short analysis. Do you have a county, near you, with wind turbines throwing back some of their 'pocket change' to a school district? Why do I call hundreds of thousands of dollars, pocket change? Because, a wind site receives hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to build and produce energy- through … Continue reading How much $ will your school ‘ACTUALLY’ receive if BigWind becomes a neighbor?

Illinois residents hear the truth about BigWind and say NO

It is incredible that BigWind denies the truth about the noise, flicker and vibrations, when there are individuals, all over the world, experiencing the problems! Will Wind Turbines become the next scandal like cigarettes? Not only do you read about individuals affected by BigWind, in this article, but you can read the 2nd link (bottom … Continue reading Illinois residents hear the truth about BigWind and say NO

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 “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?

IKEA/APEX BigWind problem causes LIENS to be Filed Against Local Farmers (Illinois)

How is this possible? Isn't BigWind great for our communities? Isn't IKEA a great store to shop in? They support renewable energy, so how can that be bad? Your mother probably taught you that if something 'seems' too good to be true, then it probably is. The $$$ that rolls into local farmers and communities … Continue reading IKEA/APEX BigWind problem causes LIENS to be Filed Against Local Farmers (Illinois)

Illinois farmers object to BigWind

We have, recently, blogged about multiple anti-wind groups formed in our neighboring states, Indiana and Illinois.  Here, we see Illinois' cry for help against BigWind entering their communities. This wind energy transmission line will be approximately 500 miles long, with 5 support structures per mile (150 feet high). This expensive energy, that has been given oodles … Continue reading Illinois farmers object to BigWind

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 !!!

Could BigWind make you abandon home due to noise?

As BigWind decried Ohio's new setback law of 1250feet from a property line, we see why INCreasing setbacks are important. This industry is growing - and I don't mean, just spreading across the country - they are growing in height. This article refers to 500 foot turbines. As their height continues to rise, so do … Continue reading Could BigWind make you abandon home due to noise?

Illinois dead turbines create a headache for county and farmers

In Illinois where Everpower purchased the assets of a bankrupt wind facility, local authorities debated how to handle decommissioning costs.  The debate revolves around whether having the cash up front is best or whether to allow Everpower to simply have a letter of credit.  The Bureau County residents  researched the costs associated with decommissioning and … Continue reading Illinois dead turbines create a headache for county and farmers

Farmers in Illinois unite to tell the truth about BigWind

This is exactly what is needed; people speaking the TRUTH about this industry. You will not hear it from the developers! As wind energy spreads across our great nation, these groups will continue to grow and individuals will begin speaking out, but it does take time. Let us hope it doesn't take too long, though, … Continue reading Farmers in Illinois unite to tell the truth about BigWind

IKEA loves BigWind, but admits it needs tax dollars to make $

How much are you, IKEA, paying for your wind energy? I'm sure it is well above market value and you will pass that bill along to your customers. Isn't it also interesting, that Illinois, home of various BigWind projects, flat out states that there will be NO tax breaks or other incentives? The industry has … Continue reading IKEA loves BigWind, but admits it needs tax dollars to make $