On Wednesday, AWEA held a press conference as part of a very aggressive campaign to roll back the property line setbacks which were adopted in 2014. The lobbying firm representing AWEA is called Compass Consulting. They are people who have previously worked in the Voinovich Administration and for Attorney General Mike DeWine. At the press conference, a report was distributed titled: BLOWING IN THE WIND – OHIO’S OVERLY RESTRICTIVE WIND SETBACK LAW IS PUTTING BILLIONS IN NEW IN-STATE INVESTMENT AT RISK. A copy of the report is attached. It falsely claims that Ohio’s setbacks are the most restrictive in the nation and causing Ohio to miss out on billions in investment. Further, the report presents a very misleading chart comparing Ohio setbacks to counties in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. The Press Release is copied below. We are working on a rebuttal. What you need to know is: Continue reading Wind News – URGENT – BIG WIND COMING FOR YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS
Californian carpet-bagger, Elon Musk has been threatening South Australia with a plan to scoop up at least $150 million of the $550 million its hapless Labor government is about to squander on non-…
Source: Industrial Scale Battery Storage of Wind & Solar Would Cause Surge in CO2 Emissions
A couple of weeks back we covered the story of how the Republicans are lining up to slash wind power subsidies to the bone: America Set to Cut Subsidies to Wind Power & Prevent Grid Chaos And f…
Source: Donald Trump’s War On Wind Power: Wind Industry Panics as Republicans Plan to Slash Subsidies
I consider myself an environmentalist, I’m at the very least environmentally aware and vocal in my support of conservation and the protection of open spaces and particularly public access to such spaces. In a world where no piece of vacant land seems to be out of the grasp of developers whether it is ‘protected’ or not, I try my best to write about and support efforts to conserve what is left untouched.
And of course all of this empathy with the natural world encompasses the need to factor in the responsible production of energy and other essential services.
But….. Continue reading Is the answer blowing in the wind…?
WIND IS AN IRRELEVANCE TO THE ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE
Published on: Monday, 15 May, 2017
Even after 30 years of huge subsidies, it provides about zero energy
My Spectator article on the futile numbers behind wind power:
The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 gigawatts of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market last year’.
You may have got the impression from announcements like that, and from the obligatory pictures of wind turbines in any BBC story or airport advert about energy, that wind power is making a big contribution to world energy today. You would be wrong. Its contribution is still, after decades — nay centuries — of development, trivial to the point of irrelevance.
Even put together, Continue reading WIND IS AN IRRELEVANCE TO THE ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE
We are Greenwich Neighbors United…
We are a grass root organization formed to educate people about the ill effects of industrial wind turbines to health, property values and the destruction of our wild life.
We are trying to raise money to pay our legal fees and we would like your help in fighting this war on industrial wind projects in our neighborhood.
Please consider a financial donation every month or a yearly lump sum to Greenwich Neighbors United. Since we are a non profit, your donations are tax deductible! For your convenience we have provided you a donation widget at the upper right hand. It is really quite simple, use Paypal or any credit or debit card (you don’t have to have a Paypal account in order to make a one time donation)! Oh, and don’t forget to print a receipt for your year end records!
Please understand that no one, absolutely no one will go unaffected by turning our rural community into an industrial wind facility! Please, we need your help and any donation will be greatly appreciated and will provide us the continued ability to protect Greenwich from this predatory takeover. One that would forever negatively impact our community for generations!
We Thank you.
Proposals are floating around for additional wind turbines in the western and central sections of Upstate New York. Do you support or oppose this expansion?
Source: Business Pulse Poll: Do you support or oppose the construction of more wind turbines in Western New York? – Buffalo – Buffalo Business First
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Want to win an argument with a climate alarmist? Use their tactics against them. And unlike the computer models and apocalyptic forecasts that have been a staple for the Church of Global Warming …
Source: Inspirational Genius from the Climate Depot. How to Beat Alarmists at Their Own Game!
Webmaster’s Note: With the continued cancerous spread of this scam being perpetrated on humanity, you will see all the more why it is so important to stop these from invading a community before they have a chance to be built! Also note, interestingly enough, the more these behemoths of destruction are erected, the lies become far less sustainable…
By Lynda Hillman-Rapley, Postmedia Network
Friday, May 5, 2017 5:06:39 EDT PM
Matt Metzgar’s video has gone viral.
Filmed April 28 and then uploaded, the video of the shadow flicker his parents live with at their RR 1, Dashwood home has been viewed over 44,000 times and has been shared 740 times.
Metzgar filmed and then shared the video to draw attention to the conditions in which his parents have had to endure from a nearby wind turbine. The turbine is placed 667 metres away from their home, but the shadows from the rotating blades reach their home on County Rd. 83 in Huron County. Continue reading Dashwood couple’s problem with shadow flicker raises ire – goes viral on Facebook!
Across the Land of the Free, there is a seething tide of frustration and anger that has seen thousands of community defenders rally in order to keep it that way; from Arkansas to Ohio and everywher…
Source: New York Revolution: Councillor Joins Community Backlash Against Planned Wind Power Projects
May 2, 2017
The world’s biggest wind-turbine company has filed lawsuits against five rural governments because they stand between it and millions in tax subsidies.
NextEra Energy, which bills itself on its website as “the world’s largest generator of renewable energy,” is suing a tiny municipality in one of Oklahoma’s poorest counties.
In mid February, NextEra, which operates 110 wind projects in 20 states, filed lawsuits in both state and federal court against the town of Hinton, population: 3,200. Why is the wind giant suing the Caddo County town? Simple: Hinton stands between NextEra and nearly $18 million per year in federal tax subsidies.
NextEra isn’t suing only Hinton. Since last October, the wind giant has filed lawsuits against five rural governments from Oklahoma to Michigan, all of which have imposed limits on wind-turbine development. The company has also filed a libel suit against Esther Wrightman
, a Canadian activist who opposed a project NextEra wanted to build in Kerwood, Ontario. Wrightman’s offense? Continue reading Big ‘Green’ and Mean: A Wind-Energy Giant Attacks Small-Town America
887 turbines here already; NextEra Energy sues Michigan rural townships for more
Source: Wind Industry Titan Soaks Up Billions in Tax Subsidies [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
Source: Coalition for Rural Property Rights
April 19, 2017
These items will not be in every company’s contract, but they are commonly found in most.
- There will be a non-exclusive easement covering your entire property, not just the footprint of the turbine and the access road.
- They can install, construct, remove, relocate, replace, use, maintain, and operate roads, bridges, culverts, staging and laydown areas as they see fit.
- They can construct a battery storage system. Contracts do not specify how big this is or that there is any additional payment for this.
- Quarterly operating payments shall no longer be due and payable if wind generation operations cease.
- They have the right to erect met towers (meteorological testing towers) and share with you the liability of having that tower. (check with your insurance company)
- Crop damage will be paid 60 days after the project is operational, which could be a 2-year construction project.
- Road payments will be paid 30 days after completion of the project.
Continue reading Things Commonly Found in a Wind Contract