Farms Under Threat: The State of the States

AFT’s Farms Under Threat: The State of the States uses new spatial analyses to incorporate updated datasets and refined methods, allowing us to map agricultural land at the state, county, and even sub-county levels. At the same time, we conducted an extensive analysis of six state policy responses to the forces that lead to agricultural land conversion: development pressure, weakened farm viability, and the challenges of transferring land to a new generation.

Source: Farms Under Threat: The State of the States – FIC

All 3 Meteorological Evaluation Towers (MET) Removed from Greenwich Township

It’s not what you see here that is important but what you don’t see.

This the former site on State Route 13 of one of three meteorological evaluation towers (MET) installed in our area.  As you know, these lovely monstrosities are the precursor that signal an upcoming invasion of industrial wind  is about to happen to some hapless community. It was noted today by local residents that all three towers have been dismantled and have been completely removed.  

 

Deep-red rural Ohio’s solar energy boom divides farming communities

Brad Cochran is raising his family in the same farmhouse his grandparents once shared. The Cochran home in Martinsville, Ohio, is an old, stately white house with black shutters surrounded by gently rolling open fields. Traffic only occasionally passes. Despite the house being sold to owners outside his family for over a decade ago, through some persistence, Cochran and his wife, Dani, were able to convince the previous owners to sell it to them.

Source: Deep-red rural Ohio’s solar energy boom divides farming communities

Ohio bills could thwart solar and wind development

Webmaster’s Note: Please contact Senator Nathan Manning & Representative Dick Stein…tell them the people want and need to be heard not just run over by big government with “no iron in the fire”! It is so easy to do…Click on their names in the upper left column & write away!!

Lawmakers held hearings this week on two bills, Senate Bill 52 and House Bill 118, to erect more roadblocks to solar and wind energy.

“Plain and simple, we’re putting Ohio property rights on the ballot if these [bills] were to be passed,” said Tyler Duvelius

Source: Ohio bills could thwart solar and wind development | Energy News Network

legislation to give township voters the right of referendum

Today’s issue of Wind News will focus on the legislation to give township voters the right of referendum on utility scale wind and solar; the status of multiple projects under active development in Ohio and the threat of rising insurance premiums in the industry as a result of an increase in natural disasters like hail and flooding, and from fires, poor maintenance and shoddy workmanship. Continue reading legislation to give township voters the right of referendum

Being Green Is Not A Pro-Human Standard-Alex Epstein

energy clarity

 

Today I’m known for championing fossil fuels, but for most of my life I had no particular interest in energy, and to the extent I did, the two forms of energy that I found interesting were nuclear and solar. Those seemed to be the future. The idea of getting excited about energy from three centuries ago–coal or oil or gas–seemed ridiculous.

What changed? Two realizations. One is that cheap, plentiful, reliable energy is far more important to human flourishing than I thought because it’s the industry that powers every other industry. And two, that energy is far more difficult to produce–and therefore replace–than I had thought. Continue reading Being Green Is Not A Pro-Human Standard-Alex Epstein

***SAWU ACTION ALERT***We NEED Your Help – Give Us A Vote!!

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In case you haven’t heard two identical bills have been introduced in Committees in the Ohio Legislature. SB 52 (Reineke and McColley) and HB 118 (Riedel and Stein) both have had their first hearings in their respective Committees and can be viewed here:
Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee – Sponsor Testimony on Feb 17th 2021:
House Public Utilities Committee – Sponsor Testimony on Feb 23rd 2021:
Summary of the bill:
Local control via referendum – Trustees pass resolution to allow for public input (referendum on wind turbine projects).
Setbacks for wind turbines required to equal manufacturer’s safety distances during fires and storms (and no closer than current law allows) Make more information available at earlier stages of the projects

Continue reading ***SAWU ACTION ALERT***We NEED Your Help – Give Us A Vote!!

Podcast: Consulting Electric Engineer on the Texas and California Blackouts – Robert Bryce 

All Episodes Latest Episodes The Texas Blackouts prove that our electric grid is getting more fragile and blackouts are becoming more common. In this episode, Robert talks, for the second time, with Lee Cordner, an electrical engineer who has 50 years of experience in the power sector, about the causes of the blackouts in Texas and […]

Source: Lee Cordner: Consulting Electric Engineer on the Texas and California Blackouts – Robert Bryce – Author | Journalist | Public Speaker

If Wind Turbines Were Cars, They Would All Be Recalled – Why Capacity Factor Counts


Webmaster’s Note: This is an “oldie but goldie” post from 2013 however it is still very relevant That’s because (unlike lies & deception) truth never changes…

When you buy a car, you want it to be reliable, to work when you need it and you expect the engine to deliver all of the power the salesman told you it would, but suppose it didn’t do any of that. Would you be upset? Sure, you might even demand your money back, but wind turbines are just like that and the wind developers selling them say it’s perfectly normal, they’re supposed to work that way, maybe you misunderstood what he said.

Source: Northeast Wind Mills

U.S. Offshore Wind: Problems Aplenty – Master Resource

“Offshore bird mortality cannot be studied the same way we study land-based wind sites – by searching the ground for carcasses. The sea is an extremely harsh environment. Birds and bats killed by turbines are likely to become fish food, sink or drift away with the currents.” – Christine Morabito, “Did Mass Audubon Sell its […]

Source: U.S. Offshore Wind: Problems Aplenty – Master Resource

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