A great victory was achieved this week for the warriors of Seneca County when two of the three County Commissioners voted to repeal the county’s designation as an Alternative Energy Zone. Seneca County now joins Van Wert as a county which has repealed their designation. Remaining AEZ counties include Sandusky, Delaware, Franklin, Putnam, Paulding, Hardin, Clinton, Noble and Summit. Recently, requests to approve individual PILOT requests were turned down in Logan, Huron and Erie Counties. Had these counties been designated AEZ, tax abatement and PILOT payments would have been automatically granted. Continue reading Wind News – Magical Thinking
Between 2009 and 2017, the price of solar per watt declined by 75 percent while the price of wind declined by 50 percent. However, the places that deployed significant quantities of solar and wind saw their electricity prices rise dramatically. Here’s why.
Thursday marked a win for anyone in Seneca County opposed to wind projects coming into the community. Commissioners voted 2 to 1 to rescind the county’s
Alternative Energy Zone. The AEZ made Seneca County a much more appealing area for wind companies. The change in the county will officially take place on June 30th of this year. The current projects, Seneca Wind and Republic Wind, will be grandfathered in with the AEZ, but if they have to re-submit their applications, that will not apply.
Governor DeWine has selected his pick for the open spot on the Public Utilities Commission. He has chosen Dennis Deters, a former judge on the First District Court of Appeals, who was defeated in last November’s election. Prior to becoming a judge, Deters was a senior litigation attorney with Robbins, Kelly, Patterson & Tucker in Cincinnati. Separately, a confirmation hearing in the Senate will take Continue reading Wind News – Deters joins PUCO
Property rights have emerged as a major issue at the center of the wind turbine debate in Seneca County. The issue has several facets, depending on one’s point of view…
Source: Advertiser Tribune
Source: Sandusky Register
Way back in 1984, wind cultist Christopher Flavin’s told us that “in a few years’ time wind energy will not need to be subsidised.” 34 years on, the subsidies just keep on flowing and, without thos…
The Huron County Commissioners voted unanimously this morning to REJECT the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) application filed by Firelands Wind connected to the Emerson Creek Wind Farm project.
This contentious issue has been at the forefront of local politics in Huron County. A majority of residents in the footprint of the Emerson Creek project brought their concerns to the attention of Continue reading Huron County Commissioners Reject PILOT
A date has been sent for the new public informational meeting on the Emerson Creek Wind Project.
Source: Sandusky Register
The following letter to the editor was submitted by Chris Zeman of Republic.
What is at stake? Depends on whose view you choose to listen too.
For your convenience and better understanding…
Been doing this for five years…everything about wind energy is either a distortion, a misrepresentation, a misdirection or an outright lie. / Dennis Albert GNU
State representative says wind companies and wind project get bought and sold all the time, so the risk of providing excessive upfront tax
Source: Wind energy — is it worth it?
Last week the Ohio House Energy Generation Subcommittee heard a presentation from Dayna Baird Payne on behalf of AWEA and Terrence O’Donnell on behalf of several wind developers and the Mid-Atlanti…