Tag: senate bill 310

BigWind finally admits ‘Wind resource is limited in Ohio’

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’

Pay attn Ohio, BigWind is being sued in Illinois

APEX has purchased the wind energy leases from BP Wind in Southern Van Wert County/Mercer County/abutting Allen County. Why haven't they built a massive wind farm, yet? Thankfully, our legislators have enacted safe setbacks and frozen our renewable energy mandate (temporarily). However, some in the legislature, want to change our setbacks and allow our county … Continue reading Pay attn Ohio, BigWind is being sued in Illinois

Ten Reasons to Eliminate the Windustry’s Taxpayer Feast

BigWind is gathering a lot of attention, as it is scrambling to renew its taxpayer handouts (PTC production tax credit) and as states are canceling their renewable portfolios (Kansas,NC,Ohio?). Below are 10 reasons to eliminate the taxpayer handout to the Windustry.  Click on the link at the bottom to read the details... 1. It INcreases electricity … Continue reading Ten Reasons to Eliminate the Windustry’s Taxpayer Feast

BigWind “noise” now an EXclusion for farmers’ umbrella liability insurance

Country Insurance Mutual Insurance in Bloomington, Illinois has added “noise” to its list of exclusions for farm umbrella liability coverage.  Noise joins a list of named pollutants.  Champaign County residents will recall when EverPower and the Farm Bureau took a busload of people to Bloomington where a significant number of industrial wind turbines are located.  There … Continue reading BigWind “noise” now an EXclusion for farmers’ umbrella liability insurance

How far away does your home have to be from a turbine to keep its $ value?

THE leading wind turbine appraisal expert in the USA has spoken, and what he said is not good for BigWind. Here, in Ohio, we must be thankful for our legislature, last year.  They approved INcreased setbacks from property lines for industrial wind turbines - although still woefully Inadequate.  Additionally, it was refreshing to see our Governor … Continue reading How far away does your home have to be from a turbine to keep its $ value?

BigWind tax loss hits county, SCHOOL districts

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

Devaluation of BigWind to hurt county coffers -share in Ohio!!

Share this article with Ohioans! This story will repeat across the USA, as industrial wind sites age, particularly where there is 'poor' wind resources. What about Ohio? Well, go to our home page and click on the picture at the bottom and you will see that we are a 'poor' wind resource state. Could this … Continue reading Devaluation of BigWind to hurt county coffers -share in Ohio!!

Clean Energy’s Dirty Secrets and Hidden Costs to USA!

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!

German OFFshore BigWind humiliates their country

As BigWind eyes our sea shores, with particular focus off the New England coasts, we should learn from the mistakes of other countries. Germans now pay approximately 36 cents/kWh of energy. What do you, in America, pay? Look at your bill.  It is probably LESS than 9 cents. Thank you, Ohio legislators, for passing SB … Continue reading German OFFshore BigWind humiliates their country

Kentucky moving BigWind 1 MILE from Property Lines

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

Are Kansans tired of BigWind raising their electricity rates?

According to a Forbes article, which highlights data from the EIA, Kansas electricity rates have risen 29% since 2008…more than 4x the national average. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2014/02/27/wind-industry-study-electricity-prices-skyrocketing-in-largest-wind-power-states/ Kansas is one of the largest wind powered states. Their governor has said it right, 'the wind industry is now strong'. How strong? BigWind is now one of the strongest … Continue reading Are Kansans tired of BigWind raising their electricity rates?

Winds of change blow Everpower out of Ohio…

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…

Watch out for the newest BigWind visitor in Ohio, APEX

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

Is BigWind using group to ‘investigate’ Gov.Kasich for signing SB310?

    BigWind just won't let this decision go and they are working every angle possible to change the outcome of Gov. Kasich's energy bills. The comment, below, makes us believe that Mr. Tom Stacy is Ohio's Superman. Let's keep the Kryptonite away from him! Gov. John Kasich has signed a measure that freezes Ohio's … Continue reading Is BigWind using group to ‘investigate’ Gov.Kasich for signing SB310?

BigWind feels more confident in Ohio’s ‘wind-heavy counties’

BigWind is preparing for the battle of their lives to overturn the SB310 which froze the renewable mandates x 2 years. Note part of their strategy below... The big battle over Ohio’s renewable energy standards is over, but there’s still some fight left in those looking to salvage the industry…. The centerpiece of the legislation … Continue reading BigWind feels more confident in Ohio’s ‘wind-heavy counties’