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.
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.
An Ohio lawmaker has introduced legislation to give residents a voice on wind and solar projects that could be built in their area. 1st Dist. State Senator Rob McColley co-sponsored
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.
A wind turbine at Ohio Northern University in Ada was destroyed by fire early this morning. According to Ada Fire Chief Jay Epley, firefighters were dispatched around 4:30 this morning to the Klinger Road at County Road 50. The three turbines at that location are on the Ohio Northern Universit
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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
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
Apex is developing Emerson Creek Wind, a potential wind turbine facility, that will be located on open farmland in Erie and Huron County.
Even before ice-covered wind turbines contributed to massive power failures in a Texas cold snap this month, the viability of air-driven machines as reliable and economical generators of electricity w
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
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 […]
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
“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 […]