Tag: van wert

Has BigWind become a BULLY in Ohio?

This week the Senate announced the members who will be serving on the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee. Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) has been appointed Chairman.  Wilson is a former bank CEO and member of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.  Vice Chair will be Sen. Rob McColley of Napoleon in … Continue reading Has BigWind become a BULLY in Ohio?

Why do some in Ohio fight against BigWind?

Senate President Larry Obhof surprised the Ohio caucus by naming Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) as Chair of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Media reports noted “I look forward to Steve’s leadership of this committee,” said Obhof. “He has proven himself a hard-working, thoughtful, solution-oriented leader, and he understands the importance of developing a long-term energy … Continue reading Why do some in Ohio fight against BigWind?

BigWind RELEASES landowners from leases in Ohio!!

Since our excitement (in red) makes this a little difficult to read, here is the letter in its entirety...Citizens for Clear Skies in Van Wert county have been persistent, devoted to truth, and unstoppable. Congratulations!! There is hope for others!! "Commissioners, We have made the difficult decision to conclude our pursuit of the Long Prairie … Continue reading BigWind RELEASES landowners from leases in Ohio!!

It’s a ‘mad world’ (for BigWind right now)

Mad dashes, mad men, mad money---its a mad world!! Loads and loads of news this week.  Important Ohio news is presented but the big picture news is a focus this week as well.  It is important to understand the big picture and context in which each local battle is being waged.  The upcoming elections at … Continue reading It’s a ‘mad world’ (for BigWind right now)

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!

Van Wert, Ohio Turbine BREAKS and throws debris >800 feet!

  This blade failure happened Saturday in Van Wert County, Ohio. Second failure here in Van Wert in less then 7 yrs of operation. Here are the significant FACTS about this failure: This wasn’t a storm incident with high winds and still managed to throw debri over 800’. The debri from this turbine was thrown … Continue reading Van Wert, Ohio Turbine BREAKS and throws debris >800 feet!

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)

Is Apex Clean Energy trying to influence Van Wert, OH commissioner election????

The facts speak for themselves.  The Moser family and close friend have contributed $3610 to the Vicky Profit campaign for Van Wert, Ohio county commissioner.  This information is public record and listed on the Jon Husted Statement of Contributions Received at the elections office. Connections to Apex Clean Energy represent 84% of the funds raised … Continue reading Is Apex Clean Energy trying to influence Van Wert, OH commissioner election????

Is BigWind influencing our Ohio elections?

Somebody said that “Bad officials are elected by the good people who do not vote.” Our message here is that the wind industry will try to influence county level races as well as at the state level.   Champaign County observed this a number of years ago. We are entering the election season and early voting has … Continue reading Is BigWind influencing our Ohio elections?

Who actually ‘Profit’s if VanWert, Ohio says YES to More BigWind?

There is an interesting development in Van Wert, Ohio as a strongly PRO BigWind candidate is attempting to oust a current county commissioner....The county commissioners ultimately vote on whether or not to give BigWind the massive PILOT tax abatement. Vicky and her husband are the owners of Profit&Sons Farms in Van Wert County, Ohio. The … Continue reading Who actually ‘Profit’s if VanWert, Ohio says YES to More BigWind?

BigWind’s ‘OILY’ secret spills out

Unfortunately, many people are MIS informed about the cleanliness of renewable energy.  Industrial wind turbines are anything BUT clean and green.  In reality, each turbine has thousands of moving parts that must be lubricated with hundreds of gallons of oil.  This oil, much like in your car, must be 'changed' every so often, but how? … Continue reading BigWind’s ‘OILY’ secret spills out

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

WOW, AWEA can’t do basic math

In Ohio, BigWind is/has building/proposing projects that consume, on average 16,000 acres each. Now, if we look at Blue Creek, alone, there are 152 turbines. 16,000 divided by 152 is 105 acres/turbine.  Obviously, each turbine does not take up 105 acres, but when you include setbacks, homes, roadways, communities, etc. AWEA is blatantly WRONG.  You canNOT … Continue reading WOW, AWEA can’t do basic math

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

Country of Poland proves that Ohio’s wind turbines setbacks are weak

  The BigWind companies in Ohio are, chronically and constantly, arguing that our setbacks from property lines are entirely too restrictive. So restrictive, in fact, that it hampers THEIR success in our state. But, what about OUR residents?  We recently blogged about an individual in Van Wert county who has struggled (and still is) with … Continue reading Country of Poland proves that Ohio’s wind turbines setbacks are weak