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
Yesterday, this blog mentioned that European exec's were calling for an end to the distorting subsidies for wind power; that group includes the CEO of Iberdrola, developer of wind farms in NW Ohio. Ironically, however, it is the Iberdrola US rep, Eric Thumma, leading the charge against Ohio SB 58 - in other words, he … Continue reading Is Iberdrola being “hypocritical” or just making a “critical” error?