Tag: senate bill 310

Ohio governor Kasich defends record on green issues

It was gratifying to read that while Governor Kasich is out and about during this campaign season, he is defending the new property line setbacks which will become effective September 14th.  The Columbus Dispatch reports the Governor “defended the increased setback restrictions on wind turbines by saying, “Private property rights are important. People choose to … Continue reading Ohio governor Kasich defends record on green issues

Are wind developers part of your ‘public’ at county commissioner meetings?

This week Everpower spoke on the record to the Springfield News Sun about their future plans.   Everpower spokesman, Michael Speerscheider, had this to say:  “ It’s still too early to say whether the legislation will mean the end of the Buckeye wind farm,” said Michael Speerschneider, a spokesman for Everpower. The project is in jeopardy … Continue reading Are wind developers part of your ‘public’ at county commissioner meetings?

Ohio wind sites now ‘on hold’ now

Does anyone else think this article is coincidental to appear the day after a front page article which covered the Democratic governor candidates opposition to SB 310 and HB 483? The Lima News is showing preferential support of a Democratic candidate and our media should not be doing this. Anyway, this article makes us want … Continue reading Ohio wind sites now ‘on hold’ now

The most pathetic wind turbine on the planet…

It really doesn't matter 'where' you site BigWind, their results are always the same - poor, but this one takes the cake! Thanks to Ohio Governor Kasich, Senate Bill 301 lets us take a break from their mandates. Remember, we have blogged about their production in the past. BigWind does NOT belong in our state. … Continue reading The most pathetic wind turbine on the planet…

Illinois farmers object to BigWind

We have, recently, blogged about multiple anti-wind groups formed in our neighboring states, Indiana and Illinois.  Here, we see Illinois' cry for help against BigWind entering their communities. This wind energy transmission line will be approximately 500 miles long, with 5 support structures per mile (150 feet high). This expensive energy, that has been given oodles … Continue reading Illinois farmers object to BigWind

Farmers’ coalition warning us about BigWind !!!

Please share with your neighbors and family members. The $ offered to farmers is very enticing…. The Informed Farmers Coalition IFC was formed five years ago to study the impacts of wind turbines on our agricultural and residential community. The group consists of past or present union iron workers, school teachers, township officials, lawyers, a … Continue reading Farmers’ coalition warning us about BigWind !!!

BigWind THROWS FLAMING BLADE 100 meters

This doesn't make our new Ohio setback of 1250 feet from a property line look too bad anymore, does it?  What if this happened in a dry field? What if this happened at a school, where our state setbacks are not mandated?  The first sentence of this article is laughable, because as BigWind is forced … Continue reading BigWind THROWS FLAMING BLADE 100 meters

BigWind Setbacks: Safety First unless youre a wind developer

Does BigWind really care about YOUR safety? What about the safety of the farmer or kids on snowmobiles? Last month, Ohio infuriated wind proponents by passing Senate bill 310, a bill that delays the states renewable electricity standard for two years and eliminates the requirement that half of the renewables mandate be met with in-state … Continue reading BigWind Setbacks: Safety First unless youre a wind developer

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of OHIO!!

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!!

Will Ohio SB310 begin a ‘domino’ effect to repeal BigWind mandates?

Today will be a busy day as around 30 witnesses will testify in the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee concerning Senate Bill 310.  Today’s Columbus Dispatch reports that the bill may spark a national movement toward repealing mandates for renewable energy.  Americans for Prosperity has thrown their support behind the bill.  The Urbana Daily Citizen … Continue reading Will Ohio SB310 begin a ‘domino’ effect to repeal BigWind mandates?

Ohio Utility To Increase Renewable Surcharge By 390 Percent!

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!

Will Ohio rollback BigWind’s mandates???????

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???????

Everpower’s admission = BigWind’s failed mousetrap

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

Ohio Legislator follows the $ and calls out Honda for bullying competition

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

Republican Ohio Senators ‘stay the night’ to pass SB 310 !

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 !