Wind News – URGENT – BIG WIND COMING FOR YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS

Friends,

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

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Is the answer blowing in the wind…?

 19/5/2017

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…?

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WIND IS AN IRRELEVANCE TO THE ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE

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

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Please consider helping us to defend our community from corporate greed and the political machine that supports it! 

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.

GNU

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Dashwood couple’s problem with shadow flicker raises ire – goes viral on Facebook!

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!

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Some thoughts from our Michigan Neighbor, Kevon Martis

 

Kevon Martis 

Yesterday (5/4/17) at 6:43am ·

 

I was quoted in the latest issue of MIRS on the Huron County wind referendum. I will not post all of it due to copyright issues. You can subscribe to MIRS for about $2,500 a year. 😉

“One such critic of those wind projects — who will be presenting before the House Energy Policy Committee next week — called the wave of wind-related rejections a “sea change.”

“The bottom line is that wind development is no longer welcome in Michigan’s best wind resource region — the Thumb,” said Kevon MARTIS, head of the Interstate Informed Citizen’s Coalition, Inc., in a statement. “That’s because the most effective ‘anti-wind’ campaign sign is a 50-story tall turbine in the township next door.”

“Martis said voters there faced “massive, wall-to-wall media buys” from DTE and NextEra.

“When the campaign disclosures are revealed, they will show that Continue reading Some thoughts from our Michigan Neighbor, Kevon Martis

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Small Towns Fight Back Against World’s Largest Green Energy Company

Wind turbines used to generate electricity are seen at a wind farm in Guazhou, 950km (590 miles) northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  Wind turbines used to generate electricity are seen at a wind farm in Guazhou, 950km (590 miles) northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Photo of Andrew FollettANDREW FOLLETT / Energy and Science Reporter

 05/02/2017

Two rural Michigan towns are holding a referendum Tuesday on whether or not to block two of the world’s largest green energy companies from building wind turbines.

The vote could stop the companies DTE Energy and NextEra Energy from building 70 new wind turbines in Huron County. The county already has 550 wind turbines, but residents opposed to more wind turbines hope the referendum will block new turbines.

Anti-wind power activists got about 1,200 signatures to get a measure against turbines on the ballot.

The Ellington and Almer townships have a combined population of less than 6,000. NextEra Energy sued both of them this year after the townships put a year-long moratorium on new wind turbine projects. Continue reading Small Towns Fight Back Against World’s Largest Green Energy Company

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Big ‘Green’ and Mean: A Wind-Energy Giant Attacks Small-Town America

 ROBERT BRYCE

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
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A must Read !! Story & Video!! Caddo County Couple Fighting Against Wind Turbines

Note:  A town is being sued for having a two mile buffer zone.To residents within city limits: Yes, that should get your attention and explain just one reason this is not an issue for rural residents only. (Intentional repeat just in case anybody living within city limits did not read #1.) The next time your local city officials, school board, chamber of commerce, economic development, the industry sales staff, etc. promote it, ask how close any projects can be built to your town and exactly what they intend to do to protect the homes on the edges of your “safe” haven. Ask how they would finance a potential lawsuit. Ask if they have contracts in place with the company that address all potential risks to the city residents. Ask what strategy is in place for complaints about noise, flicker effect, dangerous situations. Ask if they intend to appraise Continue reading A must Read !! Story & Video!! Caddo County Couple Fighting Against Wind Turbines

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Things Commonly Found in a Wind Contract

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

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