Tag: subsidies

What do Blackouts and BigWind have in common?

More than you think! As BigWind increases its presence, on our electrical grid, so do the blackouts. Why? Read below to learn how this nightmare is becoming more of a reality... It is too often assumed that making maximum use of renewables is the answer to addressing environmental goals.  So easy is it to buy … Continue reading What do Blackouts and BigWind have in common?

States that pay the most for power FORCE you to BUY BIGWIND

(note California, the leader in BigWind) video here: Foxbusinessnews In the video with Stu Varney, with energy expert Robert Bryce, he details the insane cost of attempting to power economies with sunshine and breezes; and does what policy makers have failed or refused to do: he connects the bitter consequences, born by the many, with the … Continue reading States that pay the most for power FORCE you to BUY BIGWIND

BigWind is NOT Cheaper than Coal: Obama ignores facts

Share this everywhere and educate others!!!.... Wind advocates frequently argue that wind power has competitive prices. Recently, PolitiFact even granted a rating of “True”—its highest rating—to President Obama’s claim that “in Texas, wind power is already cheaper than dirty fossil fuels.” Let’s ignore for a moment that the word “dirty” could be ascribed to nearly … Continue reading BigWind is NOT Cheaper than Coal: Obama ignores facts

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

BigWind tax loss hits county, SCHOOL districts

Ohio should learn a lesson from the mistakes in California. Our schools cannot afford to make these mistakes! What will happen in Paulding county when these realities hit? Van Wert schools must be thankful that they don't receive a dime from the turbines just North of the city.  The facts, below, expose 2 dirty truths … Continue reading BigWind tax loss hits county, SCHOOL districts

What we should learn from the ‘wind’ers and losers in Germany

We should learn from the mistakes of other countries. Renewable energy can collapse their grid and create blackouts; there are more articles about this risk popping up all over the web. Additionally, BigWind is causing electricity rates to skyrocket. Are there real 'winners and losers' here? Looks like only 'winders' and 'losers'…. Germany’s push toward … Continue reading What we should learn from the ‘wind’ers and losers in Germany

Ohio group educates against BigWind

Yesterday, Champaign County and the Townships  filed an appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court protesting the OPSB’s failure to hold a hearing on amendments to the Buckeye Wind project.  This filing comes at the same time that Everpower is seeking an extension to their certificate of approval for Phase I.  Below is a press report … Continue reading Ohio group educates against BigWind

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?

American Corn Growers Fdtn is mesmerized by the illusions of BigWind

How UNfortunate that some do not see beyond the cash being dangled in front of the farmers. BigWind is like an illusionist- they grab your attention with cash, so you don't see what is really happening. Note the AWEA report that 12,000 MW were added as new US 'generating capacity'…remember, their REAL electricity production numbers … Continue reading American Corn Growers Fdtn is mesmerized by the illusions of BigWind

Even Warren Buffet Admits Wind Energy Is a Bad Investment

Bazinga! This should be reposted all over the web and shared with our legislators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Despite being famous for touting the idea that the rich don’t pay their fair share of taxes, investor Warren Buffet seems to be perfectly fine with receiving tax breaks for making investments in Big Wind. "I will do anything that is basically … Continue reading Even Warren Buffet Admits Wind Energy Is a Bad Investment

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

Is it fair to pay BigWind to NOT spin- during windy weather?!

Wow, paid to produce absolutely nothing - and- during the windiest weather to boot! BigWind has the best marketing team in the world; unfortunately, at the taxpayers' expense... Onshore wind farms are being paid £30 million a year to sit idle during the windiest weather. The payments are made because the cables which transmit power from … Continue reading Is it fair to pay BigWind to NOT spin- during windy weather?!

Does Everpower’s owner view it as a “noble way to lose money”?

Remember, we recently posted a blog about Terra Firma, the owner of Everpower- the company hoping to develop a BigWind industrial facility in Ohio. How could this affect the future of this facility for Ohio? How could this affect the tax promises to the counties? the leaseholders? the farmland?…. Private equity houses are retreating from … Continue reading Does Everpower’s owner view it as a “noble way to lose money”?

BigWind subsidies are best when “double-dipped”

Below, you will read the phrase, "by error or design". Very clever! Does this administration do anything by accident? Or this EPA? There is no doubt in our minds this delectable dessert was "by design", along with the PILOT programs, carefully-worded leases, etc….. Federally subsidized wind turbine and solar facility owners may be double-dipping federal … Continue reading BigWind subsidies are best when “double-dipped”

BigWind will now be required to STAND ON THEIR OWN in Spain

Spain hopes to reduce debt and begin a new economic recovery with this decision. How? A study, by an economics professor in Madrid in 2009, claimed that each "green" MW installed in Spain destroyed 5.39 jobs in non-energy sectors!  Additionally, only 1/10 of the "green" jobs were permanent. Their track record also includes spending $774,000/each … Continue reading BigWind will now be required to STAND ON THEIR OWN in Spain