Tag: senator seitz

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 !

Senator Seitz announces “devastating testimony” against BigWind

Yesterday the PBS station in Cleveland sponsored a debate with Sen. Seitz, Economist Jonathon Lesser, Terrence O’Donnell for Advanced Energy Ohio (and son of Ohio Supreme Court Justice) and John Colm of Cleveland-based WIRE-net.  The link to the audio is: http://www.ideastream.org/soi/entry/59840.   In the press coverage below, you will see that Senator Seitz is confident the … Continue reading Senator Seitz announces “devastating testimony” against BigWind

What is the TRUE cost of electricity in Ohio? (Truth about Turbines)

The year 2013 was a renewable energy roller coaster in the Ohio State House.  On the positive side, after the Senate Public Utilities Committee spent about a year reviewing Ohio’s energy mandates, Substitute Senate Bill 58 was introduced to significantly alter both the energy efficiency and renewable requirements for Ohio.  A companion bill,  House Bill … Continue reading What is the TRUE cost of electricity in Ohio? (Truth about Turbines)