Small Towns Fight Back Against World’s Largest Green Energy Company

Wind turbines used to generate electricity are seen at a wind farm in Guazhou, 950km (590 miles) northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  Wind turbines used to generate electricity are seen at a wind farm in Guazhou, 950km (590 miles) northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Photo of Andrew FollettANDREW FOLLETT / Energy and Science Reporter

 05/02/2017

Two rural Michigan towns are holding a referendum Tuesday on whether or not to block two of the world’s largest green energy companies from building wind turbines.

The vote could stop the companies DTE Energy and NextEra Energy from building 70 new wind turbines in Huron County. The county already has 550 wind turbines, but residents opposed to more wind turbines hope the referendum will block new turbines.

Anti-wind power activists got about 1,200 signatures to get a measure against turbines on the ballot.

The Ellington and Almer townships have a combined population of less than 6,000. NextEra Energy sued both of them this year after the townships put a year-long moratorium on new wind turbine projects. Continue reading Small Towns Fight Back Against World’s Largest Green Energy Company

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Big ‘Green’ and Mean: A Wind-Energy Giant Attacks Small-Town America

 ROBERT BRYCE

May 2, 2017

 The world’s biggest wind-turbine company has filed lawsuits against five rural governments because they stand between it and millions in tax subsidies. 

NextEra Energy, which bills itself on its website as “the world’s largest generator of renewable energy,” is suing a tiny municipality in one of Oklahoma’s poorest counties.

In mid February, NextEra, which operates 110 wind projects in 20 states, filed lawsuits in both state and federal court against the town of Hinton, population: 3,200. Why is the wind giant suing the Caddo County town? Simple: Hinton stands between NextEra and nearly $18 million per year in federal tax subsidies.

 NextEra isn’t suing only Hinton. Since last October, the wind giant has filed lawsuits against five rural governments from Oklahoma to Michigan, all of which have imposed limits on wind-turbine development. The company has also filed a libel suit against Esther Wrightman, a Canadian activist who opposed a project NextEra wanted to build in Kerwood, Ontario. Wrightman’s offense? Continue reading Big ‘Green’ and Mean: A Wind-Energy Giant Attacks Small-Town America
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A must Read !! Story & Video!! Caddo County Couple Fighting Against Wind Turbines

Note:  A town is being sued for having a two mile buffer zone.To residents within city limits: Yes, that should get your attention and explain just one reason this is not an issue for rural residents only. (Intentional repeat just in case anybody living within city limits did not read #1.) The next time your local city officials, school board, chamber of commerce, economic development, the industry sales staff, etc. promote it, ask how close any projects can be built to your town and exactly what they intend to do to protect the homes on the edges of your “safe” haven. Ask how they would finance a potential lawsuit. Ask if they have contracts in place with the company that address all potential risks to the city residents. Ask what strategy is in place for complaints about noise, flicker effect, dangerous situations. Ask if they intend to appraise Continue reading A must Read !! Story & Video!! Caddo County Couple Fighting Against Wind Turbines

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Things Commonly Found in a Wind Contract

Source: Coalition for Rural Property Rights

April 19, 2017

These items will not be in every company’s contract, but they are commonly found in most.

  • There will be a non-exclusive easement covering your entire property, not just the footprint of the turbine and the access road.
  • They can install, construct, remove, relocate, replace, use, maintain, and operate roads, bridges, culverts, staging and laydown areas as they see fit.
  • They can construct a battery storage system. Contracts do not specify how big this is or that there is any additional payment for this.
  • Quarterly operating payments shall no longer be due and payable if wind generation operations cease.
  • They have the right to erect met towers (meteorological testing towers) and share with you the liability of having that tower. (check with your insurance company)
  • Crop damage will be paid 60 days after the project is operational, which could be a 2-year construction project.
  • Road payments will be paid 30 days after completion of the project.

Continue reading Things Commonly Found in a Wind Contract

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Green measures have damaged country – The Courier

Sir,- Your wildlife columnist Jim Crumley’s acceptance (April 11) of “green”means of saving the planet from adverse climate changes has led to espousal of exceedingly costly measures to curb greenhouse gas output, despite their scientifically speculative and inevitably unproven basis. In fact, all the hopes of Stop Climate Chaos and like movements, based, in fact, […]

Source: Green measures have damaged country – The Courier

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Greenwich township, Ohio B.T. (Before Turbines)

 

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Source: Greenwich township, Ohio People

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Wind News – Ohio Setbacks in Play

Friends,

We regret that a series of computer malfunctions left us out of communication over the past two weeks.   During that time the wind industry lobby has been working to get the Ohio Senate to insert a provision in the budget bill rolling back the current property line setback.  At the same time, Rep. Bill Seitz has suggested that some kind of compromise on setbacks may need to be  inserted in the mandate repeal bill (HB 114) when it is considered in the Senate.  Seitz tells us that might be the cost of getting a veto-proof majority Continue reading Wind News – Ohio Setbacks in Play

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Study: The solution to unreliable wind and solar power? Build more!

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From the “twice as expensive, half as reliable” department comes this paper from SPRINGER where they seemed to have figured out (finally) that wind and solar just isn’t all that good for reliable power. Their solution? Overbuild. To me, that’s laughable, because regional weather patterns (such as a rex block high) can easily shut down not just dozens, but thousands of wind systems over a large area. Continue reading Study: The solution to unreliable wind and solar power? Build more!

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The energy debate: Renewable energy cannot replace fossil fuels

January 31, 2017 

By Toni Pyke

The fact that oil is a “finite” material is not a problem…Every material is finite. Life is all about taking the theoretically finite but practically limitless materials in nature and creatively turning them into useful resources. The fossil fuel industry does it, the “renewable”—actually, the “unreliable”—energy industry doesn’t. End of story.” Alex Epstein

Fossil Fuels (coal, oil, petroleum, and natural gas) are originally formed from plants and animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago and became buried deep beneath the Earth’s surface. These then collectively transformed into the combustible materials that we use today for fuel. The earliest known fossil fuel deposits are from about 500 million years ago, when most of the major groups of Continue reading The energy debate: Renewable energy cannot replace fossil fuels

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“Wind Turbines:  Unsafe at any distance”

                                 Letter to the editor:

Dear Editor:   Last December, one of the turbines at the Stoney Corners wind facility burst into flames and was completely destroyed. Black smoke darkened the sky and heavy winds spread ash and burning particles on fields and properties nearby. For days the acrid odor of smoldering composites lingered in the air and seeped into my home along with several other homes in the area of the fire. By the next day, what was left of the turbine was hauled off and some of the contaminated top soil was bulldozed into a pile where it still sits, three months later. What assurance is there Continue reading “Wind Turbines:  Unsafe at any distance”

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Thanks to Ohio Power Siting Board consistently operating as the kangaroo court that it is, the litigation continues! 

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OHIO–Blackfork Wind Project–Crawford/Richland Counties–Our friends have filed a Supreme Court Appeal–We support you and thank you!
 
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EXPOSED: Why The Global Warming/Climate Change Industry Is a SCAM [Meme]

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Russ Hepler reports 300 scientists warn Congress of NOAA global warming fraud:

The steady drip, drip, drip of information leaking out about the fraud involved with “Climate Change/Global Warming” is building a into reservoir of facts that totally debunk President Obama’s pet cause.

These truths cannot be contained any longer by the national media, left-wing academia, and the Democrat Party as people all over the world are now questioning the shoddy work, tampered-with data, Continue reading EXPOSED: Why The Global Warming/Climate Change Industry Is a SCAM [Meme]

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