You’re always going to have problems with wind turbines. They’re a big piece of mechanical equipment that takes a lot of surges with the wind gusts. —Lewis Opsal, Electric Superintendent, Geneseo, Ill., Geneseo Republic, July 14, 2011
OHIO—COLUMBUS – Ohio 82nd District State Rep. Craig Riedel of Defiance and Dick Stein, R-Norwalk, recently introduced a bill concerning property rights of township residents by allowing a public referendum for wind and solar projects. “As a state legislator in northwest Ohio, I represent the counties with the most wind development in the state,” stated Riedel. “The beauty of this bill is that it gives local control to township residents for them to decide whether wind or solar development is welcome to move forward or stopped where it is not welcome.”
OHIO–LTE by Jeremy Kitson–It’s time for Ohio residents who will be affected by these types of community-altering projects to have a direct say on whether they are wanted or not.
OHIO—A planned wind farm could bring millions of dollars in taxes and fees into the county over its 30-year lifespan, but a state senator is warning residents to be sure they understand how the giant turbines could change peoples’ lives. Agents for the Honey Creek Wind Farm are leasing property in northern Crawford County and southern Seneca County, said Drew Christensen, public engagement manager for parent company Apex Clean Energy Inc.