"What Susan Munroe and the Ohio Chamber of Commerce have in common is that they both represent a big business intent on transforming entire communities from agricultural/residential to heavy industrial without the consent of the local citizens. No other form of development transforms such large portions of local areas, 250 square miles and tens of … Continue reading BigWind seeks to ‘silence’ Ohioans
We ran across an interesting concept this week concerning the term ”carbon neutral”. It is used to justify Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and other schemes for the purpose of evading responsibility for carbon emissions. It has been suggested that “carbon laundering” might be a more accurate term since it has distasteful associations with “money laundering”. … Continue reading BigWind ‘Carbon laundering’ and Green washing in Ohio
What a week. In a nutshell, this is what happened: Senators Randy Gardner and Matt Huffman were elected to the 3rd and 4th top leadership positions in the Senate. Gardner’s district includes Erie, Fulton (part), Lucas (part), Ottawa and Wood. Huffman’s district encompasses Allen, Auglaize (part), Champaign, Darke (part), Logan (part), Mercer and Shelby. These … Continue reading BigWind is suing Ohio b/c they don’t like our laws!!!
Unfortunately, many people are MIS informed about the cleanliness of renewable energy. Industrial wind turbines are anything BUT clean and green. In reality, each turbine has thousands of moving parts that must be lubricated with hundreds of gallons of oil. This oil, much like in your car, must be 'changed' every so often, but how? … Continue reading BigWind’s ‘OILY’ secret spills out
This past week the Ohio Power Siting Board released its industrial wind facility “Draft Rules” for comment. The OPSB release states: The public is invited to submit comments on these rules. In an entry dated September 22, 2016, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) issued proposed rules applicable to wind‑powered electric generation facilities in amended … Continue reading OPSB issues draft BigWind siting rules- the joke is on us
On Hoaglin Center Rd in Van Wert, Ohio this BigWind graveyard and birthplace exists. Some believe it is a graveyard because damaged blades seem to appear, regularly, as if they are being changed out at night. This is also a birthplace, as the replacement blades regularly move in/out of this lot (via train). The Van … Continue reading BigWind graveyard or birthplace? Van Wert, Ohio
This article is WRONG. It is NOT the Blue Creek wind farm that is expanding, it is one of the Paulding projects. Iberdrola has SOLD their Blue Creek wind farm to Avangrid....something we have warned you about for years. The developers like to sell their industrial wind site BEFORE year 10, because maintenance issues become … Continue reading Van Wert BigWind developer SELLS (as expected) before the $$ runs out…
Wind not a boon for all Van Wert County residents This letter is in response to Jason Dagger’s guest perspective concerning a PILOT for Logan County. Van Wert County went through this just a few years ago and we know the local Van Wert Chamber of Commerce director, Susan Munroe(currently employed by ALLEN COUNTY), is … Continue reading (Big)Wind NOT a boon for ALL Van Wert county, Ohio, residents
No sooner had we written about the prospects for the Clean Power Plan, Justice Scalia died and now there is much speculation about his successor and whether the U.S. Senate will hold hearings on any nomination that might be made by President Obama. We cannot speculate on what will happen but thought you should … Continue reading How Big will the turbines be, planted next to you, in Ohio? Bigger than you think…
Yesterday, the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee met to hear proponent testimony on a new version of a bill that would give County Commissioners the authority to reduce statutory setbacks for a “wind farm”. The minimum setback “shall be both” 1.1 times the total height of the turbine (including to tip of blade) to the … Continue reading Will BigWind move closer to its Ohio neighbors?
Finally, a large industrial wind turbine company, NextEra, admits that Ohio is a terrible place for wind turbines. Tell your friends this truth!! Go to the HOME page of our website and you will see just how bad. BigWind has only been here for the free ride on our tax dollars, and now that SB310 is … Continue reading BigWind finally admits ‘Wind resource is limited in Ohio’
Wind was on the front page news in the Springfield paper, yesterday, but they left out any mention of Everpower being for sale. The piece looks like more of a PR attempt to perhaps convince someone that EverPower projects are edging closer to reality. We are not so sure. The more interesting and substantive … Continue reading Ohio legislators answer BigWind questions with MidWest electric
Ohio should learn a lesson from the mistakes in California. Our schools cannot afford to make these mistakes! What will happen in Paulding county when these realities hit? Van Wert schools must be thankful that they don't receive a dime from the turbines just North of the city. The facts, below, expose 2 dirty truths … Continue reading BigWind tax loss hits county, SCHOOL districts
Hallelujiah! At about 1:00 this morning the Senate voted to adopt SB 310 to freeze the renewable energy mandate. NextEra, a wind developer, says we have won “for now”. But it is a big win and we believe a strong case can be made for why the mandate harms ratepayers while enriching the investment banking community. At the … Continue reading Republican Ohio Senators ‘stay the night’ to pass SB 310 !
Almost 13,000 acres gone in Ohio that will become uninhabitable and uninteresting for future economic development. Since Ohio turbines in 2011-2012 only generated energy at 27% of their "capacity", the nameplate capacities listed below are a smokescreen covering the truth. How much land would a coal or natural gas or nuclear plant require to produce … Continue reading 12,750 acres GONE to another windfarm in Ohio