Tag: noise

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

Indiana seeks greater setbacks than Ohio for BigWind

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

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

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?

Everpower’s ‘infrasound’ wreaks havoc on residents ONE MILE AWAY

With Everpower holding leases in Ohio (Hardin, Logan, Champaign county and beyond), you should share this with your family and friends.  An environmental health epidemiologist told these people that wind turbines should not have been permitted to be as CLOSE as 1 mile to their home! Encourage your fam/friends to get involved with a local … Continue reading Everpower’s ‘infrasound’ wreaks havoc on residents ONE MILE AWAY

Bearings and $ losses causing BigWind holiday headaches

We have blogged, before, that an achilles heal of this industry in the bearings. Siemens now reports a $279 million charge to earnings in the third quarter due to blade repairs caused by faulty bearings and the effects of harsh weather conditions.  Blade failures and degradation lead to excessive noise emissions as well as accidents.  … Continue reading Bearings and $ losses causing BigWind holiday headaches

Will Everpower ignore resident complaints in Ohio, too?

Recently, the Cumberland, MD newspaper reported a story of the effect an Everpower project, known as Twin Ridges, is having on residents of a PA community near the Maryland state line.  Noise, a constant hum, headaches and shadow flicker from 68 turbines built by Everpower are described.  Residents report that they receive no resolution of … Continue reading Will Everpower ignore resident complaints in Ohio, too?

906 Homes IN OHIO are less than a mile from a turbine…. | Welcome to Greenwich Neighbors United

This is Huron county, Ohio, where a developer has proposed another project for Ohio. Do you have friends/family that live there? Call them and ask them to get involved! Don't think this couldn't be YOU next…. Take a look, what we now call home, Greenwich, Ohio an historical rural farming community will become a Wind-Powered … Continue reading 906 Homes IN OHIO are less than a mile from a turbine…. | Welcome to Greenwich Neighbors United

Logan-Hardin Neighbors United turn up the heat on BigWind

Ohio meeting puts the heat on BigWind. Note the highlighted points by Tom Stacy, below... For the approximately 75 people that braved the stormy weather, Monday night at the Friendly Senior Center was an opportunity to hear the Logan-Hardin Neighbor’s United’s strong case against using wind turbines as a supplemental energy source. The organization was … Continue reading Logan-Hardin Neighbors United turn up the heat on BigWind

Ohio wind sites now ‘on hold’ now

Does anyone else think this article is coincidental to appear the day after a front page article which covered the Democratic governor candidates opposition to SB 310 and HB 483? The Lima News is showing preferential support of a Democratic candidate and our media should not be doing this. Anyway, this article makes us want … Continue reading Ohio wind sites now ‘on hold’ now

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?

BigWind Setbacks: Safety First unless youre a wind developer

Does BigWind really care about YOUR safety? What about the safety of the farmer or kids on snowmobiles? Last month, Ohio infuriated wind proponents by passing Senate bill 310, a bill that delays the states renewable electricity standard for two years and eliminates the requirement that half of the renewables mandate be met with in-state … Continue reading BigWind Setbacks: Safety First unless youre a wind developer

Kalida, Ohio says NO to BigWind!

How refreshing to know that some Ohioans have common sense!! Congratulations for doing your homework and making an INformed decision!! Two years after village residents voted 64 to 36 to zone for turbines, based upon approval by council, the village of Kalida said no to wind turbines. In a five-to-one vote during Monday’s regular meeting, … Continue reading Kalida, Ohio says NO to BigWind!