Do you wonder if it is really true that BigWind could impact your quality of life? Aren't most noise and infrasound claims 'overstated' and 'exaggerated'?? Well, for those of us in Ohio, we don't have to look far for the truth. Van Wert citizens made it VERY clear to local and state politicians that BigWind HAS … Continue reading Could BigWind affect the Quality of Your life? Hmm…
BigWind, in Ohio, wants you to believe that THEY are the victims. Victims of misguided legislation that handcuffs their opportunity for growth (Repeat, over and over, for years). We have repeatedly shown you examples of Ohio setbacks being too LENIENT with BigWind and today, we share, yet another below. Over and over again, once BigWind … Continue reading What else grows in spring? BigWind setbacks (in Indiana)
And many other states and locations!! BigWind has lobbied hard in Ohio for reduced setbacks, claiming they can't survive with the current laws. Yet, they seem to be planting and expanding throughout the state of Ohio...with expansion plans significantly greater. They cry wolf, that our setbacks are so restrictive. Really? Time and time again, we … Continue reading Ohio BigWind cries WOLF! We can learn from Indiana
There is hope. As the truth about industrial wind turbines spreads, the people speak...through their votes. Do NOT get complacent, however, as BigWind has lobbyists who constantly approach our legislators. We reported, yesterday that Van Wert County, Ohio, had a big win as their anti-wind Commissioner candidate beat a candidate who is a lease holder and … Continue reading BigWind gets beat Big in Ohio and Indiana
If you live in Ohio, you should share these truths (from Indiana) with your legislators. Legislators who are STRONGLY considering SHORTENING the distances between an industrial wind energy turbine and your home. And our governor supports this nonsense! BigWind lobbies hard and they are extremely well funded, so it is vital that you educate yourselves … Continue reading What every Ohioan should know about BigWind (as a new neighbor)
The Doctor is “In” – that is, the Spin Doctors of industrial wind. This past week the Spin Doctors were busy in their emergency rooms using the tools of their profession: truthiness (half truths) , proofiness, cherry-picking, fear mongering, false choices, weasel words and euphemism to save their hides. “Spin (which is actually propaganda from … Continue reading The ‘Spin Doctors’ of BigWind are in Ohio….
Speaking up and speaking out are important - we are reminded of the phrase “you create your own future.” At the risk of seeming over confident, we think those who are speaking out in Ohio and in Indiana are truly creating a better future for themselves and their communities. First things first. One Van … Continue reading BigWind blowing lots of hot air in Ohio (and Indiana)
Bravo, Indiana! The truth about these industrial sites is spreading. A neighboring county already has turbines, and we are certain, plenty of people who oppose them. We have learned, however, that we must stay vigilant. Just because Apex was unable to put up met towers, means nothing. That is just a smokescreen because these … Continue reading Indiana county says NO to BigWind (Apex)
The Huron County Greenwich Windpark project is in the spotlight this week as citizens continue to battle what they believe has been an unfair and legally questionable process before the Ohio Power Siting Board. We imagine many Ohio communities feel empathy for the Greenwich residents. One issue that is in dispute concerns the OPSB’s interpretation … Continue reading Are Ohio’s farmers beginning to say NO to BigWind, but YES to solar?
We would like to think Indiana is a good neighbor, but the EPA may change that relationship. Let us recap...Ohio legislators have 'frozen' our renewable energy mandate, for now, while the long-term effects are studied. In the meantime, companies are free to purchase wind energy and Amazon is a perfect example. They have chosen to … Continue reading Will the EPA force BigWind upon us and divide our states?
BigWind cries about Ohio's wind turbine setbacks, enacted last year; however, once again, we find others desiring even more stringent setbacks than our own. Why? The truth is spreading like a wildfire. People are aware that some individuals ARE affected by infrasound from these machines... The debate over a wind farm in Fayette County is … Continue reading Indiana seeks greater setbacks than Ohio for BigWind
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
It has been another busy week with BigWind in Ohio. On the “good news” front, the Ohio Mandate Study Committee convened on Wednesday to hear testimony from the grid operator, PJM. Our friend Senator Seitz was brilliant in his questioning and extracted admissions that the transmission requirements and back-up needed to support wind made them very … Continue reading Ohio grid admits BigWind is expensive; Indiana commiss regrets saying YES to BigWind
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)
Don't you just love America's 4th of July celebrations? We do, but not in the middle of a farm field on top of a wind turbine. BP Wind Energy owns this turbine and they have sold their wind business to Apex. We have blogged, recently, about how Apex now has purchased the wind leases in Southern … Continue reading BigWind provides ‘fireworks in the fall’ for Benton County, Indiana