Tag: mandate

BigWind getting 7 x THE SUBSIDIES of coal/gas… 7 x !!!

Aren't you sick of the public being 'hoodwinked' about the subsidy game? All the electricity providers get subsidies- that is what we hear.  But, how much electricity do each of the players actually PRODUCE? The difference between coal/gas/nuclear and BigWind is like comparing the value of a shortstop to that of a 2nd stringer on … Continue reading BigWind getting 7 x THE SUBSIDIES of coal/gas… 7 x !!!

Ohio media still wearing Halloween mask supporting BigWind

Whew! What a week! As the election nears, “conspiracy theories” don’t look so conspiratorial anymore. They look like the real thing. With this in mind, we thought we might share a few “conspiracy theories” that have been raised in connection with industrial wind. Rigged! Let’s start with “media bias”. On Friday, Senator Bill Seitz decided … Continue reading Ohio media still wearing Halloween mask supporting BigWind

Iowa wind farm generates more tax credits than electricity-Ohio will too

The information below is not only true of Iowa, but also Ohio. Our BlueCreek industrial wind site does not have high production numbers (this is public info); in fact, there is no industrial wind site in Ohio that does! Our wind is not sufficient for producing large amounts of wind energy, but you would not … Continue reading Iowa wind farm generates more tax credits than electricity-Ohio will too

Christmas always reminds us of Hope

In this season of hope, we were surprised to see a glimmer reported in the Toledo Blade yesterday. During a year-end interview with Governor John Kasich, the subject of renewable energy came up and this is what was reported: “Mr. Kasich recently called “unacceptable” a legislative committee’s recommendation to indefinitely continue the two-year freeze on … Continue reading Christmas always reminds us of Hope

Winds of change blow Everpower out of Ohio…

More than a month ago, we learned that Everpower intended to close its Bellefontaine, Ohio office on or about August 1st.  At the time, the Bellefontaine Examiner called to verify the story and Jason Dagger denied it.  On July 22nd, Everpower's Dagger and Mike Pullins sent a letter to Buckeye Wind Leaseholders advising them that … Continue reading Winds of change blow Everpower out of Ohio…

Ohio Utility To Increase Renewable Surcharge By 390 Percent!

We have received word that Kim Wissman, Director of the Ohio Power Siting Board was terminated.   Many of us remember years ago when Ms. Wissman came to Urbana to address the community and stated flatly that unless we had wind power, the lights would no longer come on when we flipped the switch.  Everyone … Continue reading Ohio Utility To Increase Renewable Surcharge By 390 Percent!

Will Ohio rollback BigWind’s mandates???????

The Ohio House Public Utilities Committee was greeted by fifty witnesses wishing to testify on Am. Sub. S. B. 310 yesterday.  The group was a mixture of both supporters and opponents and only a small number were able to be heard.  Many were asked to hold over until next week.  Among those who were not heard were … Continue reading Will Ohio rollback BigWind’s mandates???????

Shame on you, Honda, for conspiring with BigWind in Ohio!

Yesterday, those who want to keep the current energy efficiency and renewable mandates had their opportunity to testify.   There were the usual suspects like the Sierra Club and the Environmental Defense Fund.  There were companies that are subcontractors to the wind developers, like Hull Associates.  There were others whose businesses rely on or receive significant … Continue reading Shame on you, Honda, for conspiring with BigWind in Ohio!

Senator Faber favors an Ohio “freeze” of renewable mandates

Today is a big day!  Senator Faber is leading an effort to freeze the Ohio renewable mandate.  Legislation is scheduled to be introduced today and hearings will begin soon with the stated goal of enactment before June. Please call his office and thank him for this support! What does this mean?  We consulted with Tom … Continue reading Senator Faber favors an Ohio “freeze” of renewable mandates

Senator Seitz announces “devastating testimony” against BigWind

Yesterday the PBS station in Cleveland sponsored a debate with Sen. Seitz, Economist Jonathon Lesser, Terrence O’Donnell for Advanced Energy Ohio (and son of Ohio Supreme Court Justice) and John Colm of Cleveland-based WIRE-net.  The link to the audio is: http://www.ideastream.org/soi/entry/59840.   In the press coverage below, you will see that Senator Seitz is confident the … Continue reading Senator Seitz announces “devastating testimony” against BigWind

Will BigWind in Ohio be granted an 80% TAX REDUCTION??

Logan County Commissioners will be asked to grant something to wind energy developer EverPower that residents can only dream of: a property tax reduction of 80 percent. This would come in the form of a payment in lieu of taxes or PILOT. Recently, the Logan County Commissioners stated: “Even if we do receive an application … Continue reading Will BigWind in Ohio be granted an 80% TAX REDUCTION??