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Let the games begin.  As we approach the end of January, 2021, Sen. Romanchuk has introduced Senate Bill 10 to address certain provisions in HB 6 that are believed to present a risk of inflated costs for consumers.  Romanchuk was quoted as saying, “”I’m trying to protect the consumer and bring balance between the consumers and the utility.”   How about some balance between the community and the developer?   SB 10 is characterized as a first step and will be followed by additional proposals to modify Ohio’s energy policies.

Another proposal comes from the Ohio Power Siting Board in the state’s upcoming budget. OPSB is requesting spending authority for $63.23 million (+4.9%) in Fiscal Year 2022 and $63.42 million (+0.3%) in FY 2023.  The Acting Chairman, Beth Trombold justifies the request saying  “The OPSB has seen a significant increase in Continue reading Wind News – Flipping for Facebook

In case you are wondering what a Good Neighbor Agreement (Setback Waiver) looks like

In case you are wondering what a Good Neighbor Agreement (Setback Waiver) looks like here is a copy of the Honey Creek version. As in all such agreements everything favors the company and the landowner never gets to decide anything, except whether to sign the agreement in the first place or not. It is possible for the agreement to last over 4 decades if the company wants it to yet the yearly payments will remain as stated with NO adjustment for inflation. Will $500 even buy a bag of groceries 40 years from now? The project could be rebuilt several times under the same agreement and might have 1000 foot turbines by then. The situation can only get worse for a landowner signing such an agreement. Think carefully..

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Solar farm could come to Erie County

Webmaster’s Note: This is strictly my opinion but it seems as though since industrial wind continues to become “less sellable” these unscrupulous pond scum keep attacking rural America for their fraudulent gain! Forget features & benefits.. there is no logic.. follow the money!!!

A clean energy company wants to invest $100 million to build a solar farm north of Bellevue.

Source: Solar farm could come to Erie County

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The General Assembly gets back to work this week and the days are growing shorter until adjournment.   The Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee will meet on Tuesday and will hold the fifth hearing on SB 346 to repeal HB 6 and reinstate renewable and efficiency mandates.  In an interview with the Associated Press, Rep. Bill Seitz voiced his opposition to a repeal saying “There is no representative and no senator who voted yes on House Bill 6, who lost their reelection bid,” Seitz said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But many, several, at least, who voted no, lost. So what does that tell you?”  Seitz vowed to vote against any repeal bill brought to the House for a floor vote during the next four weeks of the lame duck session.”

The AP report went on to say, ”The concern for Republicans like Seitz, Cupp and committee chairman Jim Hoops is that repealing the bill outright would have unintended consequences and they need more time to understand the complex legislation.” Continue reading Wind News – Solar Eclipse of Rural Ohio

Sam Randazzo Resigns As PUCO Chair To Avoid Being A ‘Distraction’

Friends,

This was a sad week for solar and wind warriors who have fought to have our voices heard at the Ohio Power Siting Board.  We lost a friend and advocate when PUCO Chairman Sam Randazzo submitted his resignation to Governor DeWine so that he might not become a distraction to the important work of serving the public interest and Ohio’s energy policies.  The “green lobby”  sought to delegitimize Chairman Randazzo’s work, but those of us who have long sought a sympathetic ear at the Ohio Continue reading Sam Randazzo Resigns As PUCO Chair To Avoid Being A ‘Distraction’

OPSB Removes Modified Turbine Feathering Requirement from Icebreaker Project – North American Windpower

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has formally adopted an oral motion – that was unanimously approved – which removes a requirement that Icebreaker Windpower Inc. must completely feather wind turbines, stopping them from rotating, during nighttime hours from March 1 through Nov. 1.  The board order on rehearing grants in part, and denies, in […]

Source: OPSB Removes Modified Turbine Feathering Requirement from Icebreaker Project – North American Windpower

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CLEARVIEW SOLAR – On Tuesday, October 6th from 6 to 8 p.m., Clearview Solar will host its first Public Information meeting online.   You must register to attend this meeting and information on registering can be obtained by consulting the attached copy of the Clearview presentation or by visiting the project FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/Clearview-Solar-Project-101347974960171/   or the website for Clearview Solar at https://www.clearviewsolarproject.com/

The attached presentation sets forth what Clearview believes to be Continue reading Wind News – Fooling All the People All the TIme

Iberdrola, EverPower, NextEra, Apex, Swift Current…they are all talking to your Representatives…Are You?