Tag: michigan

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

Michigan has had enough with BigWind. NO MORE TURBINES

In areas where residents are EDUCATED and INFORMED about BigWind, the tides turn. Such is the case in Huron county, where residents have learned, first hand, that the turbines DO create problems for their residents.... 2017 may prove to be a turning point for wind energy development in Huron County. After residents and officials spent … Continue reading Michigan has had enough with BigWind. NO MORE TURBINES

Can Ohioans sue Senator Cliff Hite if his BigWind legislation passes?

Ohio Senator Cliff Hite will soon be proposing to shorten the current Ohio BigWind setback of 1,125 feet.  IF his legislation passes AND an Ohioan suffers from a consequence (see 1,000 foot ice throw below) of this legislation, can the Ohioan sue Senator Hite? As we have previously stated, it is time for Senator Hite … Continue reading Can Ohioans sue Senator Cliff Hite if his BigWind legislation passes?

Sometimes, turbines make grown men cry

The following letter elicits many emotions that range from beautiful to maddening, but this is why we fight. This is why we care. This is why we must stand up to the injustice that BigWind brings into our communities... "I'm home, safe and sound."Words that should always go together. But yesterday I had an emotional … Continue reading Sometimes, turbines make grown men cry

Wind turbine partially falls down in Thumb; no injuries

All the while, the turbines are getting MUCH taller, in excess of 600 feet are proposed for a Great Lake area, and these companies want to SHORTEN our Ohio setbacks...all so they can grab more taxpayer $ handouts. This picture explains why greater setbacks are absolutely essential to protect people!! The wind gusts were ONLY … Continue reading Wind turbine partially falls down in Thumb; no injuries

BigWind leaseholders in Michigan have regrets

How many of you think that all residents living INside industrial wind sites are happy? You need to listen to this Youtube video from residents & leaseholders in Michigan. Will this happen to our neighbors in Ohio? Remember, BigWind is now lobbying, in Ohio, to reduce our 1,250 foot setback and give the decision-making rights … Continue reading BigWind leaseholders in Michigan have regrets

Ohio Windustry lobbying for opportunity to bribe our county commissioners

This week we saw some media coverage on HB 190 which seeks to effectively undo the increased setbacks enacted last summer for industrial wind turbines.    We have also received word of the wind industry’s relentless lobbying of  County Commissioners and the County Commissioners Association.  We would like to implement a counter campaign with billboards in the districts … Continue reading Ohio Windustry lobbying for opportunity to bribe our county commissioners

Natural Gas Says to Wind Energy: You’re Nothing Without Me!

Many are misinformed and believe that BigWind can survive INdependent from fossil fuels. The reality has been stated by the largest wind turbine company in the USA, GE, "Energy generation from renewable sources like wind and solar have zero emissions and very low variable cost of generation. However, if flexible generation assets, such as gas turbines, … Continue reading Natural Gas Says to Wind Energy: You’re Nothing Without Me!

BigWind causing ‘turbulence’ amongst Michigan residents

This story is becoming all too familiar. BigWind builds turbines,  people can't sleep and their homes are devalued.  It is occurring all over the globe.  And, what were their setbacks established 'from'? Dwellings, not the property lines.  What does their county commissioner describe this as? "It's a taking of their property." Sound familiar, Ohio? House … Continue reading BigWind causing ‘turbulence’ amongst Michigan residents

What happens to old/broken BigWind BLADES?

How many of you have heard that dead/obsolete wind turbines can be recycled? This is a common myth. If the average wind turbine lasts a mere 10-15 years (per some very good studies), then we have A LOT of blades going to landfills over the next few decades, as wind sites explode across our continent! … Continue reading What happens to old/broken BigWind BLADES?