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’→
It was three years ago today that the Ohio Power Siting Board opened a file for Republic Wind LLC, a commercial wind turbine project for generating electricity, at the request of Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Reason 1. They cost too much. When you look at the final installed operational cost of a wind farm that will replace a standard coal fired power station, the cost is massive. When we are told that wind is now as cheap as coal, they are only
Even as businesses around the world shut down this spring, executives at EDF Renewables were hopeful they would finish installing 99 wind turbines in southern Nebraska before a year-end deadline. Then, in early April, the pandemic dealt a big blow to the company.
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 […]
Are wind, solar, and batteries the magical solutions to all our energy needs? Or do they come with too high a price? Mark Mills, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, analyzes the true cost — both economic and environmental — of so-called green energy.