Tag: van wert

The ‘rest of the story’ about Van Wert, Ohio turbines

How often does BigWind create a positive atmosphere in the community? How often does it bring unity? How often do Facts relay the Truth? rarely..... To the editor, Citizens for Clear Skies is a group formed to bring the truth to the community on the dynamics of wind energy. We are accused of only being … Continue reading The ‘rest of the story’ about Van Wert, Ohio turbines

BigWind graveyard or birthplace? Van Wert, Ohio

On Hoaglin Center Rd in Van Wert, Ohio this BigWind graveyard and birthplace exists. Some believe it is a graveyard because damaged blades seem to appear, regularly, as if they are being changed out at night. This is also a birthplace, as the replacement blades regularly move in/out of this lot (via train).  The Van … Continue reading BigWind graveyard or birthplace? Van Wert, Ohio

Van Wert BigWind developer SELLS (as expected) before the $$ runs out…

This article is WRONG. It is NOT the Blue Creek wind farm that is expanding, it is one of the Paulding projects. Iberdrola has SOLD their Blue Creek wind farm to Avangrid....something we have warned you about for years. The developers like to sell their industrial wind site BEFORE year 10, because maintenance issues become … Continue reading Van Wert BigWind developer SELLS (as expected) before the $$ runs out…

Think the Van Wert, Ohio turbines are without problems? Watch this!!

Is this just the beginning? As wind sites age, noise and maintenance issues rise. Some developers will then sell their site, prior to the 10 year mark, which is when their federal handout ends...the production tax credit.  This has already happened to 1 site in NW Ohio. Is the Blue Creek site, owned by Iberdrola, … Continue reading Think the Van Wert, Ohio turbines are without problems? Watch this!!

Sometimes, turbines make grown men cry

The following letter elicits many emotions that range from beautiful to maddening, but this is why we fight. This is why we care. This is why we must stand up to the injustice that BigWind brings into our communities... "I'm home, safe and sound."Words that should always go together. But yesterday I had an emotional … Continue reading Sometimes, turbines make grown men cry

BigWind blowing lots of hot air in Ohio (and Indiana)

  Speaking up and speaking out are important - we are reminded of the phrase “you create your own future.” At the risk of seeming over confident, we think those who are speaking out in Ohio and in Indiana are truly creating a better future for themselves and their communities. First things first. One Van … Continue reading BigWind blowing lots of hot air in Ohio (and Indiana)

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?

Indiana county says NO to BigWind (Apex)

  Bravo, Indiana! The truth about these industrial sites is spreading.  A neighboring county already has turbines, and we are certain, plenty of people who oppose them.  We have learned, however, that we must stay vigilant. Just because Apex was unable to put up met towers, means nothing.  That is just a smokescreen because these … Continue reading Indiana county says NO to BigWind (Apex)

Port Authority rejects Apex entry into Allen county!!

One small battle win, in the big war against BigWind. What a wonderful site to see so many Allen and Van Wert residents unite in their opposition to this wind energy transmission line. The decision of the port authority was UNANIMOUS! Apex, however, did not appear to waver, in their desire to make this happen...via … Continue reading Port Authority rejects Apex entry into Allen county!!

(Big)Wind NOT a boon for ALL Van Wert county, Ohio, residents

Wind not a boon for all Van Wert County residents This letter is in response to Jason Dagger’s guest perspective concerning a PILOT for Logan County. Van Wert County went through this just a few years ago and we know the local Van Wert Chamber of Commerce director, Susan Munroe(currently employed by ALLEN COUNTY), is … Continue reading (Big)Wind NOT a boon for ALL Van Wert county, Ohio, residents

Pay attention Ohio- Board member who regrets deal with BigWind

Related Will Ohioans share the same sentiment, as BigWind spreads across our state? If you think this won't affect YOU, then think again. BigWind plans to blanket our state. Just read about it on our home page. Every wind site has multiple 'phases' in the works, that usually, quietly begin before the 1st site is … Continue reading Pay attention Ohio- Board member who regrets deal with BigWind

Apex whines (in Ohio) for BigWind setback changes

Apex continues to push for legislation to override property line setbacks. When Apex bought the approved BP project in Van Wert County, the old setbacks were in place. Now that Apex wants to pursue Phase II, they are confronted with the new setbacks and they are not happy about it. After reading press reports of … Continue reading Apex whines (in Ohio) for BigWind setback changes

Will BigWind move closer to its Ohio neighbors?

Yesterday, the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee met to hear proponent testimony on a new version of a bill that would give County Commissioners the authority to reduce statutory setbacks for a “wind farm”. The minimum setback “shall be both” 1.1 times the total height of the turbine (including to tip of blade) to the … Continue reading Will BigWind move closer to its Ohio neighbors?

BigWind attacking Ohio and it wants to move closer to YOU

Following a pleasant lull, several troublesome initiatives are back. The first is the renewed effort by unknown renewable profiteers to put an issue on the Ohio ballot to raise $1.3 Billion annually for 10 years to pay themselves to build wind and solar projects. The program would be incorporated in Delaware and administered by an … Continue reading BigWind attacking Ohio and it wants to move closer to YOU

BigWind finally admits ‘Wind resource is limited in Ohio’

Finally, a large industrial wind turbine company, NextEra, admits that Ohio is a terrible place for wind turbines. Tell your friends this truth!! Go to the HOME page of our website and you will see just how bad. BigWind has only been here for the free ride on our tax dollars, and now that SB310 is … Continue reading BigWind finally admits ‘Wind resource is limited in Ohio’