Tag: tax

Could BigWind affect the Quality of Your life? Hmm…

Do you wonder if it is really true that BigWind could impact your quality of life? Aren't most noise and infrasound claims 'overstated' and 'exaggerated'?? Well, for those of us in Ohio, we don't have to look far for the truth. Van Wert citizens made it VERY clear to local and state politicians that BigWind HAS … Continue reading Could BigWind affect the Quality of Your life? Hmm…

Love of $ is the root of all evil (BigWind)

It seems more and more that the pursuit of money is the only justification left for building wind facilities.  In today’s issue, the article “Love of Money is the Root of All Evil” is included.  Maybe it will resonate with your experience or maybe you might like it share it with your elected officials. A … Continue reading Love of $ is the root of all evil (BigWind)

4 windy states pull the rug out from under BigWind

It is time for BigWind to stand on its own 2 feet! Last week was a sad week for renewables. The four leading US wind states, Oklahoma, California, Texas and Iowa are all cutting back on subsidies for wind.  “The wind industry feels betrayed.” The Oklahoma Gov. wants to go a step further an impose … Continue reading 4 windy states pull the rug out from under BigWind

Ohio Mayor shares the realities of BigWind in Van Wert, Ohio

BigWind does NOT generate a windfall for the communities in which it resides and Van Wert is no exception. BigWind avoids paying tax, thanks to the PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) that they INSIST each community accepts.  Additionally, they are given dozens of other incentives/subsidies to bully their way into a community.  BigWind is … Continue reading Ohio Mayor shares the realities of BigWind in Van Wert, Ohio

Has Logan county, Ohio started a BigWind ‘say no’ trend?

Within the past month, Logan county, Ohio said NO to the enormous tax break, aka PILOT, to Everpower. Here is a county in New York, following in their footsteps.  And, the developer is well known to Van Wert county, Ohio, as it is Apex. Mr. Gray has it right...BigWind does NOT create more than a … Continue reading Has Logan county, Ohio started a BigWind ‘say no’ trend?

WHY is BigWind HERE? Read this excellent analysis

  Outstanding analysis showing us WHY BigWind has entered our states...READ ALL THE BOLDS, IF NOTHING ELSE ...Last month, during its annual conference, the American Wind Energy Association issued a press release trumpeting the growth of wind-energy capacity. It quoted the association’s CEO, Tom Kiernan, who declared that the wind business is “an American success … Continue reading WHY is BigWind HERE? Read this excellent analysis

BigWind doesn’t need a Christmas present!!

This takes very little of your time to send a message to Congress. Please do not miss this opportunity to give them a piece of your mind... Congress is once again working on a tax extenders plan that includes a multi-year extension of the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC). This tax credit, which expired last … Continue reading BigWind doesn’t need a Christmas present!!

BigWind LOVES Tax Day in America!

  The wind industry often peddles the false claim that conventional energy sources like natural gas, coal, and nuclear receive more subsidies than wind power. Industry lobbyists at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) use this myth as a talking point to push for more subsidies, including the federal Production Tax Credit. In reality, the … Continue reading BigWind LOVES Tax Day in America!

Iberdrola #1 for receiving federal handouts = $2,172,641,752

Iberdrola is #1 and NextEra is #2.  This is no surprise to those of us who follow the BigWindustry. These companies are here to suck the blood from taxpayers, and what do they have to show for it? After almost 30 years of the Production Tax Credit, the entire Windustry produces less than 5% of … Continue reading Iberdrola #1 for receiving federal handouts = $2,172,641,752

BigWind costs the US taxpayer MORE $ when they produce MORE energy? YES

Fox Business reports that the states with the largest use of wind power have the highest utility bills. They note private investors are encouraged to hold on to their own money while the government (you and me) provides the life support for wind through the Production Tax Credit.    The outcome of the election may pull the plug on the … Continue reading BigWind costs the US taxpayer MORE $ when they produce MORE energy? YES

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

Devaluation of BigWind to hurt county coffers -share in Ohio!!

Share this article with Ohioans! This story will repeat across the USA, as industrial wind sites age, particularly where there is 'poor' wind resources. What about Ohio? Well, go to our home page and click on the picture at the bottom and you will see that we are a 'poor' wind resource state. Could this … Continue reading Devaluation of BigWind to hurt county coffers -share in Ohio!!

Logan-Hardin Neighbors United turn up the heat on BigWind

Ohio meeting puts the heat on BigWind. Note the highlighted points by Tom Stacy, below... For the approximately 75 people that braved the stormy weather, Monday night at the Friendly Senior Center was an opportunity to hear the Logan-Hardin Neighbor’s United’s strong case against using wind turbines as a supplemental energy source. The organization was … Continue reading Logan-Hardin Neighbors United turn up the heat on 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?

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