Iberdrola is #1 and NextEra is #2. This is no surprise to those of us who follow the BigWindustry. These companies are here to suck the blood from taxpayers, and what do they have to show for it? After almost 30 years of the Production Tax Credit, the entire Windustry produces less than 5% of … Continue reading Iberdrola #1 for receiving federal handouts = $2,172,641,752
BigWind is a parasite that requires a host.... But a few years ago, when he was host of Weekend Update, Fallon made one of the best arguments ever why solar, wind, and other forms of renewable energy work very, very badly.... "...in the future, cars could be powered by hazelnuts. That's encouraging, considering an 8 oz. jar … Continue reading Jimmy Fallon Makes the Best Argument Against BigWind
Are you confused as to why renewables can COST us $? And how can anyone say that they DON'T reduce our carbon emissions? Read below, and you will find excellent analyses of why they do NOT belong on our grid and how they will cost all of us in our pocketbook. Thank you Governor Kasich … Continue reading Clean Energy’s Dirty Secrets and Hidden Costs to USA!
A Kentucky county moves toward a 1 MILE setback for wind turbines from PROPERTY LINES. Once again, it makes our new Ohio setback of approximately 1250 feet look mighty small. Kentucky has awoken to the realities of living near these industrial sites and we thank our legislators for trying to protect our citizens with passage … Continue reading Kentucky moving BigWind 1 MILE from Property Lines
As most of the focus remains on national and state elections, little activity is occurring in either Columbus or Washington. September 14th is the date the law establishing the Ohio Energy Study Committee becomes effective. We understand at this point that the Committee will not be appointed until after the November election. Similarly, it does … Continue reading The Ohio Power Siting Board show, ‘brought to you, in part, by BigWind’
More than a month ago, we learned that Everpower intended to close its Bellefontaine, Ohio office on or about August 1st. At the time, the Bellefontaine Examiner called to verify the story and Jason Dagger denied it. On July 22nd, Everpower's Dagger and Mike Pullins sent a letter to Buckeye Wind Leaseholders advising them that … Continue reading Winds of change blow Everpower out of Ohio…
There has been a somewhat quiet consolidation of wind developments in Ohio and Indiana this year and we are just now beginning to see the bigger picture. Wind projects in various stages of development across Ohio have been sold to Apex. Below we list what we know thus far. We will be seeing and hearing … Continue reading Watch out for the newest BigWind visitor in Ohio, APEX
Ohio is in the belly of the beast, if the beast is our current renewable energy lobbying group. They are extremely well-funded and deep-pocketed thanks to decades of taxpayer subsidies. Although many states have attempted to repeal their renewable mandates, Ohio is the closest to the finishing line, so the groups are putting tremendous pressure … Continue reading If you can’t stand the heat, get out of OHIO!!
We have received word that Kim Wissman, Director of the Ohio Power Siting Board was terminated. Many of us remember years ago when Ms. Wissman came to Urbana to address the community and stated flatly that unless we had wind power, the lights would no longer come on when we flipped the switch. Everyone … Continue reading Ohio Utility To Increase Renewable Surcharge By 390 Percent!
The Ohio House Public Utilities Committee was greeted by fifty witnesses wishing to testify on Am. Sub. S. B. 310 yesterday. The group was a mixture of both supporters and opponents and only a small number were able to be heard. Many were asked to hold over until next week. Among those who were not heard were … Continue reading Will Ohio rollback BigWind’s mandates???????
The Ohio House of representatives gears up this week to hear testimony on Senate Bill 310. On Tuesday, Senator Balderson will provide sponsor testimony followed by other witnesses in support of the bill. On Wednesday opponents, interested parties and the rest of the world will testify. Speaker of the House, Rep. Bill Batchelder, wants to … Continue reading Everpower’s admission = BigWind’s failed mousetrap
Whether or not you approve of Senator Seitz' politics, you must give him credit for the unabashed COURAGE he displays when he is passionate about something. He is a bulldog in a fight! The day after the Senate’s momentous vote to freeze the renewable mandate, the political machinations are gearing up. Democratic candidate for Governor, … Continue reading Ohio Legislator follows the $ and calls out Honda for bullying competition
Even though Ohio may not seem important to your local or regional cause, AWEA feels the state of Ohio is PIVOTAL to its future in the US (according to the executive summary of their recently released state of the market report), and with John Kasich having White House aspirations, we need to hold his feet … Continue reading Will Governor Kasich follow the ‘green’ trail to destruction?
How much are you, IKEA, paying for your wind energy? I'm sure it is well above market value and you will pass that bill along to your customers. Isn't it also interesting, that Illinois, home of various BigWind projects, flat out states that there will be NO tax breaks or other incentives? The industry has … Continue reading IKEA loves BigWind, but admits it needs tax dollars to make $
Yesterday, those who want to keep the current energy efficiency and renewable mandates had their opportunity to testify. There were the usual suspects like the Sierra Club and the Environmental Defense Fund. There were companies that are subcontractors to the wind developers, like Hull Associates. There were others whose businesses rely on or receive significant … Continue reading Shame on you, Honda, for conspiring with BigWind in Ohio!