Tag: senate

BigWind needs MORE stimulus$? Smoke screen!

BigWind, is again, seeking stimulus $. Various senators have submitted a letter of request to Treasury Secy' Mnuchin. Such would qualify as the 13th federal subsidy extension for wind power, dating back to 1992. Yet back in 1986, amid California’s wind subsidies, a representative of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) stated: “The U.S. wind … Continue reading BigWind needs MORE stimulus$? Smoke screen!

Is BigWind influencing our Ohio elections?

Somebody said that “Bad officials are elected by the good people who do not vote.” Our message here is that the wind industry will try to influence county level races as well as at the state level.   Champaign County observed this a number of years ago. We are entering the election season and early voting has … Continue reading Is BigWind influencing our Ohio elections?

This video shows why Ohio needs significant turbine setbacks!

It is absolutely ludicrous that BigWind should be allowed to bully our legislators into shrinking our turbine setbacks (House Bill 483), as Apex/Everpower/Iberdrola are rumored to be doing. The setback is, currently, only 1250 feet from a property line. Watch this turbine fall, and you would wish that length to be significantly FARTHER! Turbines are … Continue reading This video shows why Ohio needs significant turbine setbacks!

Citizens applaud Ohio Senate for increased BigWind setbacks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 22, 2014 Contact: Kevon Martis, Executive Director Interstate Concerned Citizens Coalition (517) 403-2438 Citizens Hail Action by Ohio Senate to Correct Predatory Wind Turbine Setback Law Measure Sustains Wind Project Possibilities Citizens of northern and western Ohio applauded action by the Ohio Senate to help protect property rights and values … Continue reading Citizens applaud Ohio Senate for increased BigWind setbacks

Wake up Ohio Senator Cliff Hite. Will the people reelect you next time?

Unfortunately, Mr. Schaffner (an anti-'wind'er) was not successful in his efforts to unseat Senator Hite; however, pay attention Mr. Hite. Van Wert county is, currently, your only county with industrial wind turbines…that won't be the case for long. In this only county with turbines, Mr. Schaffner carried 49.8% of the votes. Consider this a wake … Continue reading Wake up Ohio Senator Cliff Hite. Will the people reelect you next time?

IKEA loves BigWind, but admits it needs tax dollars to make $

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 $

Shame on you, Senator Rob Portman!

Shame on you, Rob Portman, of Ohio! He caved and supported the BigWind handout. Do you know him? If so, please call him and share your disappointment... Republicans claim they are unable to roll back anti-free market policies with their limited control of the federal government. But one would expect them to block renewals of … Continue reading Shame on you, Senator Rob Portman!