Tag: senator hite

Time to cut through the BigWind bull in Ohio…

Reading below, you would 'think' that the Mercer county engineer did something odd, by notifying county residents that BigWind was, again, prowling in the area. The reality? Apex, which apparently now wants to be called, ACE, SCHEDULED A MEETING WITH THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, MID MONTH...ACE has, since this, CANCELLED their meeting.  Their failure to build … Continue reading Time to cut through the BigWind bull in Ohio…

Ohio Senator Hite reaches ‘New Low’

As reported previously, Sen. Cliff Hite has introduced Senate Bill 188 to reduce setbacks for industrial wind turbines.  The legislation has now been referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chaired by Senator Balderson.  It is anticipated that hearings on the bill will begin soon.   Hite is promoting his bill as a … Continue reading Ohio Senator Hite reaches ‘New Low’

Ohio should revise BigWind law to pay for home DEvaluation, like New York just did!

Mathew McConaughey said it best, "alright, alright, alright"!  Look at the setbacks, along with the protections to a village and property owners. Apex, however, is cringing at these changes and they do NOT want to see them repeat here, in Ohio. We can dream, though... The Somerset Town Board approved a local law Wednesday amending … Continue reading Ohio should revise BigWind law to pay for home DEvaluation, like New York just did!

How Big will the turbines be, planted next to you, in Ohio? Bigger than you think…

  No sooner had we written about the prospects for the Clean Power Plan, Justice Scalia died and now there is much speculation about his successor and whether the U.S. Senate will hold hearings on any nomination that might be made by President Obama. We cannot speculate on what will happen but thought you should … Continue reading How Big will the turbines be, planted next to you, in Ohio? Bigger than you think…

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!

What are bats worth to our farmers? More than BigWind!

As Halloween approaches, we have scary news for Ohio farmers who want to lease acreage to BigWind. Bats are already under assault d/t the white nose fungus, but turbines are a close 2nd. Estimates range between 600,000-1 million bats are killed every year by wind turbines. What will industrial turbines do, in the long run, … Continue reading What are bats worth to our farmers? More than BigWind!

Ohio grid admits BigWind is expensive; Indiana commiss regrets saying YES to BigWind

It has been another busy week with BigWind in Ohio. On the “good news” front, the Ohio Mandate Study Committee convened on Wednesday to hear testimony from the grid operator, PJM.  Our friend Senator Seitz was brilliant in his questioning and extracted admissions that the transmission requirements and back-up needed to support wind made them very … Continue reading Ohio grid admits BigWind is expensive; Indiana commiss regrets saying YES to BigWind

Ohio Renewable Energy committee has SIGNIFICANT farm bureau connections

Yesterday, the Ohio Senate members of the General Assembly'sRenewable Energy Study Committee were announced.  We will be curious to see if Senator Cliff Hite will be as aggressive as he has been in the past in supporting the wind industry.  Hite represents much of the area targeted for wind development including all or part of Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, … Continue reading Ohio Renewable Energy committee has SIGNIFICANT farm bureau connections

Try this “Ohio renewable mandate tax” calculator!!

A must see! Once you are shocked with your calculated answer, be sure to contact Senator Hite. Remember, HE is a KEY person blocking the repeal of our renewable mandates! It appears to us as though he wants a few landowners and foreign investors to have their way with rural parts of land in his … Continue reading Try this “Ohio renewable mandate tax” calculator!!