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Wind News – Renewable Derangement Syndrome Descends on Ohio

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Attached below please find the HardinWind/RWE and MAREC comments filed with the OPSB on issues related to proposed rules for incident reporting.  Objections are raised to having third parties certify turbines are safe to restart after an incident.  More troubling, however, is HardinWInd’s argument that making previously certificated projects subject to new rules is unlawful.  HardinWind maintains that being subject to new rules constitutes imposing new conditions on certificate. They suggest that any rules be applied only to future certificates even if those rules address the safety of the community.  It appears that the developer is concerned about setting a precedent enabling a new rule to apply to an operating project.  If an issue arises that demonstrates the ineffectiveness of a previous condition placed on a certificate of approval, the developer wants to be assured they are immune from OPSB corrective action.  In such cases it would likely fall to communities to spend the money on lawyers to address a potentially harmful situation. Could this carry over to setbacks?

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3 part series on the production tax credit

Master Resource–Lisa Linowes–3 part series on the production tax credit“… the production tax credit will cost taxpayers $4.3 billion in 2021 and a cumulative $33.8 billion in the ten-year period from 2020 to 2029. After nearly 30 years, the wind industry’s reliance on the PTC has grown as has its cost to US taxpayers.”

 

Farmers Fightback: For America’s Amish, ‘Freedom of Religion’ Means Freedom From Industrial Wind Turbines

Webmaster’s note: Well, you know it’s pretty bad when even the Amish step into the fray…

Andrew Cuomo’s plan to carpet New York State with wind turbines has just collided with its Amish farming communities, fighting back along religious lines. A more devout and God-fearing bunch, you’d…

Source: Farmers Fightback: For America’s Amish, ‘Freedom of Religion’ Means Freedom From Industrial Wind Turbines

keeping industrial wind projects out of our county because they are unsafe and detrimental to the area

Jon Morrow

There are a tremendous amount of reasons to keep HB6 in place. Chiefly, that if HB6 is repealed energy costs will go up….not something Ohio needs in a COVID downturn. FULL DISCLOSURE I SUPPORT NUCLEAR POWER BUT WAS NEVER PAID TO PROMOTE HB6. If you care about clean energy and consistent power that is not subsidized by the federal government with tax Continue reading keeping industrial wind projects out of our county because they are unsafe and detrimental to the area