Tag: opsb

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

Could this flying piece of turbine kill your kid?

Dear Ohio Power Siting Board and Ohio legislators, WAKE UP! Ohio wind turbine setbacks should NOT be shortened. BigWind does NOT belong next to schools and playgrounds! Setbacks should be increased. BigWind spins well over 100 mph and when parts come loose (or ice), they fly fast and far....  A DAMAGED wind turbine halted a … Continue reading Could this flying piece of turbine kill your kid?

Hey BigWind, OH citizens have the right to HEAR!

Isn't our government supposed to be BY and FOR the people? Then why is it that the people, of Ohio, have a government board, the OPSB (Say Yes to BigWind Board) which is allowed to APPROVE BigWind projects Looooonnnnng before Ohio citizens know anything about it? Case in point is below. Land was leased 10 … Continue reading Hey BigWind, OH citizens have the right to HEAR!

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  But this is not the first time this ill-fated project has been withdrawn.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

Ohio citizens prevail AGAINST BigWind

Seneca County Commissioners voted 2-1, this week, to "withdraw all previous support of the Seneca Wind and Republic Wind or any proposed wind turbine projects to the maximum extent allowed by law." It is a great day to celebrate our fellow warriors in Seneca County.   sPower, the Seneca Wind developer, had filed a motion … Continue reading Ohio citizens prevail AGAINST BigWind

Has BigWind made the Ohio Chamber of Commerce CRAZY?!?

The Ohio Chamber recently provided testimony to the Ohio Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee on HB-6 and their representative referred to the provision allowing a local referendum on wind projects as a "dangerous precedent". Who else is drinking the BigWind KoolAid now??? Excerpt from their testimony: "Finally, there is one provision of HB 6 that must be … Continue reading Has BigWind made the Ohio Chamber of Commerce CRAZY?!?

BigWind experience reveals this wisdom

Why is experience so valuable? One reason is that it should make us wise to avoid mistakes of the past. Unfortunately, our elected legislators choose to heed the advice of slick salespeople, rather than seek the experience and wisdom of the people who elected them into office. Read below, about the wise experiences of Iowa … Continue reading BigWind experience reveals this wisdom

BigWind ‘pouts’ as Ohio citizens gain a voice

Yesterday afternoon Representative Bill Reineke worked to get language that he drafted into the new version of current bill HB 6. This language establishes a local vote by effected Townships within a given industrial wind turbine project. This would happen only after the project goes through the currently in place process with the Ohio Power … Continue reading BigWind ‘pouts’ as Ohio citizens gain a voice

Reducing BigWind setbacks will squeeze people out

BigWind is working hard in the Ohio legislature to reduce turbine setbacks. One might ask what the title means? Turbines and People do not belong together and that is why we have setbacks. Setbacks are PROTECTIVE for Ohio residents and wildlife and property rights. Without them, we may as well live in the Wild West. … Continue reading Reducing BigWind setbacks will squeeze people out

Logan county, Ohio says NO to BigWind, but it doesn’t matter…

Yesterday Jason Dagger presented Innogy's update to the Scioto Ridge Wind Project which is sited primarily in Hardin County with a spillover of approximately 10 turbines into Logan County. This is an OPSB approved project.  As the 2016 Examiner report explains, EverPower declared they would not build in Logan County without the PILOT.  The Logan … Continue reading Logan county, Ohio says NO to BigWind, but it doesn’t matter…

Ohio Lake Erie fish NOT excited about potential BigWind addition

Fish and Oil don't mix. We find it incredibly sad that people are so incredibly misinformed about industrial wind energy. It is a large part of the 'New Green Deal'. But, read below, and you learn that an industrial wind turbine is anything BUT clean.  400 gallons of industrial lubricants and 55 gallons of oil … Continue reading Ohio Lake Erie fish NOT excited about potential BigWind addition

BigWind in Seneca county, Ohio forced to press the Brakes (Delay)

Seneca Wind Petitions The OPSB for a Two-Month Delay in their Project and Hearings As many things have come crashing down around sPower in the last few months it appears that they are officially struggling to continue on with their schedule as they had originally planned. According to a document filed today on the OPSB's … Continue reading BigWind in Seneca county, Ohio forced to press the Brakes (Delay)

BigWind ‘Spinning’ the TRUTH

The New Year is staring off with gusto!  A must watch video has been produced by the Seneca Anti-Wind Union coalition.  Everyone – we mean everyone should watch this video, share it on your social media, send it to your friends and think about ways your community can activate your neighbors.   Watch https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=pzg8qPOgI7s. Next, educate … Continue reading BigWind ‘Spinning’ the TRUTH

BigWind FAILS in Hawaii. Will Ohio learn?

Ohio will become a graveyard of industrial wind turbines, unless our citizenry educates themselves and others, about the realities of this industry. We canNOT rely on our legislators to protect us, as many have either been bribed by or have drunk the BigWind Kool-Aid.  Why is is that our legislators will not educate themselves about … Continue reading BigWind FAILS in Hawaii. Will Ohio learn?