Tag: PILOT

Thumbs Down to Ohio BigWind Alternative Energy Zone

A great victory was achieved this week for the warriors of Seneca County when two of the three County Commissioners voted to repeal the county’s designation as an Alternative Energy Zone.  Seneca County now joins Van Wert as a county which has repealed their designation.  Remaining AEZ counties include Sandusky, Delaware, Franklin, Putnam, Paulding, Hardin, … Continue reading Thumbs Down to Ohio BigWind Alternative Energy Zone

BigWind ‘spins’ the TRUTH at Ohio House

Last week the Ohio House Energy Generation Subcommittee heard a presentation from Dayna Baird Payne on behalf of AWEA and Terrence O’Donnell on behalf of several wind developers and the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition (MAREC).  They asserted that there was an effective moratorium on new wind development in Ohio due to what they believe are … Continue reading BigWind ‘spins’ the TRUTH at Ohio House

Erie county, Ohio tells BigWind to ‘Show Me the Money’- Bravo!!

Erie county votes NO to a BigWind PILOT, wise choice!!  BigWind WILL pay their taxes- A FIRST. Prio to the vote, an Apex representatives made a presentation on Emerson Creek. They advocated for PILOT saying, “Since wind is a free source of energy, a wind farm’s largest cost is upfront when the turbines are being constructed. … Continue reading Erie county, Ohio tells BigWind to ‘Show Me the Money’- Bravo!!

It’s a first! Ohio BigWind can be profitable without the PILOT tax abatement

We blogged about this, yesterday, and now want you to 'view' it from a different perspective....Less than a dozen industrial wind energy turbines should be located in Logan county, BUT Innogy is now claiming they will build DESPITE NOT BEING GIVEN A PILOT.  (Remember, this is the company that bought out Everpower. Everpower had given … Continue reading It’s a first! Ohio BigWind can be profitable without the PILOT tax abatement

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…

Is BigWind the ‘greatest’ thing to ever come to Ohio? Sorry, many think NOT

This past week, Sen. Obhof reiterated his feeling that HB 114 to lower the renewable energy and energy efficiency standards and reduce the wind turbine setbacks was not likely to advance given the year-end time crunch and because the changes proposed need “more caucus support”.  “"We have very little time left and, as I've mentioned … Continue reading Is BigWind the ‘greatest’ thing to ever come to Ohio? Sorry, many think NOT

Boom! Ohio commissioner slammed w BigWind facts

...Commissioner Stacy, in your letter, you referred to “facts have been misconstrued” and “not sharing real facts” or “not stopping misinformation.” I take personal offense to your comments since I have been the primary presenter at the Seneca Anti-Wind Union informational meetings (which you have yet to attend) and I feel I do my best … Continue reading Boom! Ohio commissioner slammed w BigWind facts

Love of $ is the root of all evil (BigWind)

It seems more and more that the pursuit of money is the only justification left for building wind facilities.  In today’s issue, the article “Love of Money is the Root of All Evil” is included.  Maybe it will resonate with your experience or maybe you might like it share it with your elected officials. A … Continue reading Love of $ is the root of all evil (BigWind)

4 windy states pull the rug out from under BigWind

It is time for BigWind to stand on its own 2 feet! Last week was a sad week for renewables. The four leading US wind states, Oklahoma, California, Texas and Iowa are all cutting back on subsidies for wind.  “The wind industry feels betrayed.” The Oklahoma Gov. wants to go a step further an impose … Continue reading 4 windy states pull the rug out from under BigWind

The BigWind ‘Everpower’ful bully in Ohio

How many of you use Amazon to purchase your Christmas items? Amazon has put up a smokescreen by agreeing to purchase the power from this new industrial wind site. They can not operate their data centers on wind energy, alone, and they refuse to build an industrial wind energy site on their own property.  Instead, … Continue reading The BigWind ‘Everpower’ful bully in Ohio

Has Logan county, Ohio started a BigWind ‘say no’ trend?

Within the past month, Logan county, Ohio said NO to the enormous tax break, aka PILOT, to Everpower. Here is a county in New York, following in their footsteps.  And, the developer is well known to Van Wert county, Ohio, as it is Apex. Mr. Gray has it right...BigWind does NOT create more than a … Continue reading Has Logan county, Ohio started a BigWind ‘say no’ trend?

Van Wert county commissioner opinion of BigWind

A Van Wert county commissioner opinion about the new potential for a 35,000 Apex project. He compares this to living next to a hog farm...which no one wants to do. If you have heard that communities are torn apart by the wind industry, he hints at that reality in Van Wert. What will happen if … Continue reading Van Wert county commissioner opinion of BigWind

Apex whines (in Ohio) for BigWind setback changes

Apex continues to push for legislation to override property line setbacks. When Apex bought the approved BP project in Van Wert County, the old setbacks were in place. Now that Apex wants to pursue Phase II, they are confronted with the new setbacks and they are not happy about it. After reading press reports of … Continue reading Apex whines (in Ohio) for BigWind setback changes

How much $ will your school ‘ACTUALLY’ receive if BigWind becomes a neighbor?

This is an excellent, short analysis. Do you have a county, near you, with wind turbines throwing back some of their 'pocket change' to a school district? Why do I call hundreds of thousands of dollars, pocket change? Because, a wind site receives hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to build and produce energy- through … Continue reading How much $ will your school ‘ACTUALLY’ receive if BigWind becomes a neighbor?

Is BigWind as sneaky as Sylvester the Cat?

The wind industry has been hard at work and so have we. You will recall that the setbacks for wind turbines were changed a year ago in the Mid Biennium Budget Bill. The change required that setbacks be measured from the property lines of non-participating landowners instead of their homes. The old setbacks essentially forced … Continue reading Is BigWind as sneaky as Sylvester the Cat?