Tag: leedco

HB6, BigWind and Who? Sarah’s back in the saddle

As the election draws closer, things seem more desperate and chaotic.  In Ohio, the “Repeal HB6” crowd is pushing this complicated issue with great urgency, hoping the Republican-controlled legislature will panic and repeal the law without a replacement.  On another front, “Operation Grant” comprised of alleged Republicans (Never Trumpers) are pushing their support for the … Continue reading HB6, BigWind and Who? Sarah’s back in the saddle

Ohio smiles while BigWind frowns on LeedCo decision

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

BigWind requires ‘magical’ math to make sense in our energy grid

It has been a momentous week in many ways.   Seneca Wind developer, sPower, officially withdrew its application and the OPSB granted the withdrawal on August 15th.  But this is not the first time this ill-fated project has been withdrawn.   In a previous incarnation, Seneca Wind was owned by Exelon who filed a pre-application notice in … Continue reading BigWind requires ‘magical’ math to make sense in our energy grid

BigWind tries to ‘huff and puff’ Ohio House down

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

Ohio BigWind news is spinning fast

Events are spinning fast in the world of wind.  In just one short week, much occurred in Ohio... Seneca/Sandusky County Apex requested the OPSB hearings on Seneca and Sandusky County’s Republic Wind be postponed while they “amend” their project.   Speculation as to the reason behind the delay and the amendment include uncertainty over the outcome … Continue reading Ohio BigWind news is spinning fast

15 reasons to kick BigWind away from Lake Erie

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