Tag: shear

Van Wert blade shear gets NO media attention? Help us change this!

Against the backdrop of an upcoming election and a diminishing legislative calendar, the wind lobby is working overtime to press its case for reduced setbacks.   President Trump is a broken record on fake news but what about “no news”?   A blade failure occurred at Avangrid’s Van Wert County Blue Creek project on August 26th.    The … Continue reading Van Wert blade shear gets NO media attention? Help us change this!

Will Ohio legislators be liable if BigWind tragedy occurs here?

Our Ohio legislators are delusional to believe that Ohioans are safe with these industrial machines planted next door to our homes. A German turbine scatters blade debris 800 METERS away from the turbine.  That is NOT a typo....800 METERS.  What is the current setback from a property line that our legislature is preparing to REDUCE? … Continue reading Will Ohio legislators be liable if BigWind tragedy occurs here?

OPSB issues draft BigWind siting rules- the joke is on us

This past week the Ohio Power Siting Board released its industrial wind facility “Draft Rules” for comment. The OPSB release states: The public is invited to submit comments on these rules. In an entry dated September 22, 2016, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) issued proposed rules applicable to wind‑powered electric generation facilities in amended … Continue reading OPSB issues draft BigWind siting rules- the joke is on us

Wind turbine partially falls down in Thumb; no injuries

All the while, the turbines are getting MUCH taller, in excess of 600 feet are proposed for a Great Lake area, and these companies want to SHORTEN our Ohio setbacks...all so they can grab more taxpayer $ handouts. This picture explains why greater setbacks are absolutely essential to protect people!! The wind gusts were ONLY … Continue reading Wind turbine partially falls down in Thumb; no injuries

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

Another (blade) bites the dust- BigWind falls apart in Indiana

Can you believe that schools place these on their properties? Imagine if there was significant wind when this occurred. How far can a blade sail? Actually, they have been recorded to fly thousands of feet…. A GE blade has failed at the 200MW Wildcat 1 wind farm in Indiana for the second time in two … Continue reading Another (blade) bites the dust- BigWind falls apart in Indiana