IKEA loves BigWind, but admits it needs tax dollars to make $

How much are you, IKEA, paying for your wind energy? I’m sure it is well above market value and you will pass that bill along to your customers. Isn’t it also interesting, that Illinois, home of various BigWind projects, flat out states that there will be NO tax breaks or other incentives? The industry has received the wind production tax credit for approximately 30 years now, and they are still not able to stand without government support.  How long should we continue to support their failures??????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Let your Senators know how you feel.  The wind lobbyists and other green groups are attacking Ohio and federal legislators right now. They have called their troops to actions because of OH SB310 (freeze renewable mandates) and they persuaded 5 Republican Senators to verbally agree to renew the federal wind production tax credit. Ohio Senator Rob Portman deserves a call from you…

The U.S. subsidiary of Swedish furniture retailer IKEA announced Thursday that it is buying a long-planned wind-energy project in eastern Illinois as part of the company’s initiative to offset its energy use with renewable energy generation.

And IKEA insists the project, which has not yet been built, is more than public relations. The company believes that, long term, wind energy will help the company’s bottom line, Chief Financial Officer Rob Olson said.

But right now wind power is a struggling business. Cheap natural gas and the end of a federal tax break for wind-power producers have left wind generation unprofitable….

Olson declined to say how much money IKEA is paying….

For the Hoopeston project, Olson said IKEA will receive some form of government incentives, though he declined to name the source or their dollar value.

Both the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and officials in Vermilion County, where the project is located, say they’re not providing tax breaks or other incentives….

Right now, Olson acknowledges, wind-power generation needs government incentives to make money…

via CHAMPAIGN, Ill.: IKEA buying Illinois wind-energy project | Business | Macon.com.

Family abandons home due to BigWind noise

This is not a scare tactic. This is reality. You can find stories all over the world about people suffering from the adverse effects of living too close to wind turbines. Why should this Illinois story catch YOUR attention? Thanks to Senator Cliff Hite, the Ohio setbacks are absolutely miserable b/c he tirelessly fights against their increase. He is under complete control of BigWind and we don’t know why… Our setbacks are a mere 1250feet from a residence, not even a property line. There ARE people in VW county suffering, with Milo Schaffner being the most vocal. Please offer your support to him as he will soon CHALLENGE Senator Hite for his job. This is just the tip of the iceberg of problems with BigWind, but remember they are here for the $. Period…. 

This six year old girl is wearing her Hello Kitty headphones to bed in July 2013 because the wind turbines operating on the adjacent farm property is making too much noise.

This photo was taken at 10:43 PM after being in bed since 8:00 PM.

The closest wind turbines are 1665’ and 2225’ away, they are 495’ tall GE 1.6 mW nameplate capacity, and they are owned/operated by InvEnergy in Vermilion County Illinois.

This scenario repeated for so many nights during each week that, within six months after this photo was taken, the parents and both children abandoned her home and moved into a doublewide trailer eight miles away in order to get away from the nighttime noise.

Now, she asks her parents on regular occasions, “When can we move back into our old house?” and “ I want to have a normal life and get to have my old bedroom back again because I don’t like living here because there’s not enough room for my stuff and there’s no place to keep my things.”  Her parents have gently reminded both kids that they love them very much and that their health is way more important than having material things such as a nice big house with all the toys and things….

via InvEnergy Wind Turbine Victim – California Ridge Wind Farm – | Illinois Leaks.