Tag: school

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?

Ohio BigWind COLLAPSE halts traffic

Yet another example of WHY current Ohio BigWind setbacks are NOT safe for the public, particularly our schools filled with children. Unfortunately, some politicians prefer to listen to the $$ that BigWind waves (obtained via our taxpayer subsidies), rather than the constituents that reside amongst these industrial monsters..... Roads in the harbor opened again on Friday … Continue reading Ohio BigWind COLLAPSE halts traffic

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

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

(Yet another) Turbines costing Ohio taxpayers $

Yes, this article is a Two-for-One! There are 2 turbines in this community that have failed to perform their duties. For this Ohio community, however, the cost to the taxpayer is significant AND an eyesore. We have blogged about these turbines in the past and we are sorry to say that this article offers no … Continue reading (Yet another) Turbines costing Ohio taxpayers $

(Another) school wind turbine BROKEN in Ohio

This is beginning to feel like 'Deja Vu'.  BigWind is notorious for maintenance issues (just ask Van Wert residents who live near the turbine graveyard), but they are often kept quiet from the public.  Some BigWind sites are even known for repairing at night, so the public is not aware! At schools, however, this can … Continue reading (Another) school wind turbine BROKEN in Ohio

BigWind ‘autopsy’ will educate students alright

I suppose autopsies can, theoretically, be useful in fields other than medicine.  Take for instance, the broken turbine story below.  More often than not, it does appear as though turbines don't operate well for schools.  They often need expensive repairs, repairs that the schools cannot afford, and rarely produce the energy they promise- no surprise. … Continue reading BigWind ‘autopsy’ will educate students alright

Ohio school claims BigWind is COSTING the district $

BigWind is some of the most expensive energy on the planet.  We have argued this point for years, but the BigWind marketers are masterful at telling the public another story- and perception becomes reality.  Well, the reality is clear in this story.  If you remove the dozens of tax breaks, subsidies and advantages that BigWind … Continue reading Ohio school claims BigWind is COSTING the district $

Ohio community BigWind turbine ‘shatters’ with blade chunks flying over large area

Read this and you will question the true intentions of Ohio Senator Cliff Hite, as strong rumors 'blow' that he will be proposing to SHORTEN the industrial wind turbine setbacks. If successful, and someone is killed/injured, will he be liable? ...The damaged waterfront wind turbine in Conneaut, Ohio was a 400 kw wind turbine and … Continue reading Ohio community BigWind turbine ‘shatters’ with blade chunks flying over large area

The ‘rest of the story’ about Van Wert, Ohio turbines

How often does BigWind create a positive atmosphere in the community? How often does it bring unity? How often do Facts relay the Truth? rarely..... To the editor, Citizens for Clear Skies is a group formed to bring the truth to the community on the dynamics of wind energy. We are accused of only being … Continue reading The ‘rest of the story’ about Van Wert, Ohio turbines

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

WHY is BigWind HERE? Read this excellent analysis

  Outstanding analysis showing us WHY BigWind has entered our states...READ ALL THE BOLDS, IF NOTHING ELSE ...Last month, during its annual conference, the American Wind Energy Association issued a press release trumpeting the growth of wind-energy capacity. It quoted the association’s CEO, Tom Kiernan, who declared that the wind business is “an American success … Continue reading WHY is BigWind HERE? Read this excellent analysis

(Big)Wind NOT a boon for ALL Van Wert county, Ohio, residents

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

How much do turbines benefit (or hurt) Ohio schools?

How are the Ohio school turbines performing? Finally, we hear 'some' truth. First, USV was a disaster with and $800,000 liability created by the UNDERperforming turbine on their property. Their new superintendent saw the truth- the turbine produces too little energy and the energy is too expensive. He chose to switch to a traditional energy … Continue reading How much do turbines benefit (or hurt) Ohio schools?

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?