Wind Energy isn’t a Breeze – If knowing the truth disturbs you, you’ll probably will not want to read this!!

Webmaster’s Note: The other evening at the Huron County Commissioner’s “open forum” we heard from Apex’s “paid staff” how much Texans, Iowans and elsewhere just love big wind turbines.  We also heard how other states are so far ahead of Ohio when it comes to wind energy that if we want to keep up with the Jones (feel the sense of urgency here folks) we must hurry to catch up lest we allow all these other states to leave us (Ohio) in the dust!

This next article refers to Iowa but really has to do with rural America, period. As you read this well written feature you will probably notice the same thing as I did, maybe all Iowans are not so in love with wind energy as we heard last night. Also, please note that the online publication this article appears in neither smacks of conservative or anti-wind values overlall, which makes this story even more interesting! Granted, this article is a little long but it is packed with truth. One last thing. Please share with as many people as you can. You may even want to send this story by email to the Huron , Seneca, Erie and Sandusky County Commissioners!

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Farmers near wind turbines face (sometimes literal) headaches.

 
 
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The sun sets behind wind turbines in Fenton, Iowa.

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Nearly 175 years ago, Lana Wanders’ ancestors settled in what would soon become the state of Iowa. The farm served as a stopping point for people heading west who had run out of money. Her forefathers would rent a piece of land to them Continue reading Wind Energy isn’t a Breeze – If knowing the truth disturbs you, you’ll probably will not want to read this!!

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Letter: Industrial wind turbines threaten our way of life (recognizing the “cancer” that industrial wind is to rural communities..)

There is an invasion coming that will destroy our rural way of life. It will destroy the vast ,untouched, sweeping views of rolling hills, woodlands and abundant wildlife and the quiet peace and tranquility which are some of western New York’s most valuable assets.The invader: 600 feet tall industrial wind turbines and high voltage transmission lines, up to 150 feet tall.Currently there are 176 turbines under signed leases projected for a 15-mile swath between Canisteo and West Union.

Source: Letter: Industrial wind turbines threaten our way of life

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PUCO Press Release

Ohio Public Utilities Commission

PUCO seeks comments on utility treatment of federal tax reductions, approves Amazon/AEP Ohio rate arrangement

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 10, 2018) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today issued an entry seeking comments regarding the impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on the rates of regulated public utilities. Comments are due Feb. 15, 2018.

“While it’s too early to know how consumer bills may be affected, it is important for the PUCO to fully understand federal tax code changes and the impact it will have on Ohio’s utilities and Continue reading

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Oh how I love Seitz!  

Ohio Representative Bill Seitz calls out the astro-turf Ohio “Conservative” Energy Forum in his letter to OH legislators released today. We heard plenty of bloviating by the OCEF’s Michigan counterpart and are pleased to see legislators aren’t buying the wind spin!

“The wind lobby is ramping up its minions to tout a new “statewide poll” commissioned by the (astroturf) Ohio Conservative Energy Forum purporting to show that conservatives “overwhelmingly support clean energy policies.” They even went so far as to draft “social media posts that we’d appreciate your help in amplifying the message and results.”

I’m here to do my part to “amplify the message” with some inconvenient truths. Here goes. Continue reading Oh how I love Seitz!  

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Commissioners need to do much more investigation on alternate energy


BY SAM RANDAZZO • JAN 10, 2018 
I saw your article on the APEX tax exemption request in the Norwalk Reflector. For what it may be worth, I have attached the prepared statement I submitted to the Huron County Commissioners during the “public” portion of the meeting on Jan. 4, 2018.

Based on the comments made by the commissioners at the meeting, it seems like they need to do much more investigation before they will have a useful and reliable understanding the implications of granting Apex (Clean Energy)’s request. Continue reading Commissioners need to do much more investigation on alternate energy

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Article / It is finally time (This is happening now in Huron County, Ohio)!

 

This very sad, but now all too common letter discussing wind turbine impacts is published here with the permission of the author.  

After being awakened for the ump-teenth time by these grinding, screeching, humming, squealing, house vibrating, jet sounding, phone interrupting, television disturbing, internet interfering, shadow flickering, environmental impacting, property value lowering, aesthetic degrading, red light blaring obtrusive monsters, known as Industrial wind  turbines, (IWT),  thrust upon us without our permission.

It is finally time to thank the uninformed, seemingly uncaring, self-serving, Continue reading Article / It is finally time (This is happening now in Huron County, Ohio)!

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Thinking About Welcoming Wind Turbines in your Community? Well, Think Again – An Avoidable Nightmare Awaits

Webmaster’s Note: This article was first posted on 11/29/17.

After just attending the “open forum’ meeting with the Huron County Commissioners, I thought it prudent to run it again at the top because, apparently, there are “700” landowners, “business people” and County Commissioners (i.e. Boose) who are apparently reeling from the dollar signs Apex has been throwing at them. They are drinking the Kool-Aid and are literally running into the “Avoidable Nightmare” the following article refers to. Below you well see how enthusiastic these people are to have turbines in their midst as they are seen rushing into Apex’s “most generous & caring” arms…. 🤑

OK, so the intro is “tongue in cheek” but the following story is very serious.  Folks, I can’t help if it is seems negative, sometimes the truth hurts but living with these things is gonna hurt even more! Please read and ponder, enjoy!

Thinking About Welcoming Wind Turbines in your Community? Well, Think Again – An Avoidable Nightmare Awaits

 

Communities that were gullible and naïve enough to welcome wind turbines inevitably end up regretting being played for dupes. And it’s a regret that lasts a lifetime.

Promises of money for jam; being led to believe that everyone involved is about to save the planet from imminent incineration; and being told these things are quieter than a refrigerator at 500 m, have tended to work a treat on the witless and the willing.

However, thanks to websites, like this one, wind industry lies, myths and propaganda soon get rumbled. Continue reading Thinking About Welcoming Wind Turbines in your Community? Well, Think Again – An Avoidable Nightmare Awaits

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Indiana–Thanks to Van Wert, Ohio, wind warrior, Jeremy Kitson, for educating Miami County residents!

Jeremy Kitson shared what he said he’s learned from the experience with about 200 people at the Miami County 4-H Community Building on Sunday.    The bottom line? Kitson put it this way: “The less you know, the more you’ll like wind.”

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Speaker: wind ripped county’s social fabric

By Brian Paul Kaufman – bkaufman@perutribune.com

Dec 12, 2017

Call it Wind Turbine Trouble 101 – presented by a school teacher who said he was “blindsided” about two years ago by the arrival of the towering industrial machinery in his rural Van Wert, Ohio hometown.

Jeremy Kitson shared what he said he’s learned from the experience with about 200 people at the Miami County 4-H Community Building on Sunday.

The bottom line? Kitson put it this way: “The less you know, the more you’ll like wind.” Continue reading Indiana–Thanks to Van Wert, Ohio, wind warrior, Jeremy Kitson, for educating Miami County residents!

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This from Save Ontario Shores – Especially concerning jobs, Apex has mastered the art of telling you want you want to hear….

Letter posted on NYS DPS site 1/3/18:
Attached is an advertisement in the Lake Country Pennysaver’s December 31, 2017 issue. (Vol 70/No 53./p 17)

At first glance, [click on each image to view] the large print number of 300 (with tiny print humans underneath – of which there are only 100 printed) indicates this is the number of full-time jobs (in even smaller print). In even smaller print under this, is indicated “during project construction”. Immediately above the number 300 are two very important words: “up to”. This indicates any number of jobs up to the number 300 would fulfill this promise. For example, 7 jobs or 100 jobs would qualify as “up to” the number 300. In fact, ANY number under 300, would fulfill this promise.

Of course, in our area, I am sure there are some people who are thinking they might have a stab at getting one of these jobs Continue reading This from Save Ontario Shores – Especially concerning jobs, Apex has mastered the art of telling you want you want to hear….

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Citizens for Clear Skies – Jeremy Kitson

Opinion:

Webmaster’s note: Citizens for Clear Skies, initiated by Jeremy Kitson, is a great Facebook site with hard hitting facts and questions the wind developers don’t want anyone to know or ask. This all stems from the Blue Creek wind generating plant in Van Wert, Ohio. They are now fighting to keep any further (I believe they already have 150) over development of even larger wind turbines than previously installed. We highly recommend that you look up Jeremy’s Facebook page, like it and by all means follow!

SB 238 will be introduced in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee next Wednesday. This is the bill trying to change current Ohio wind turbine setbacks to 1,225’ to your HOUSE. We have plenty of cited resources that say 1,640’ should be the minimum setback and Continue reading Citizens for Clear Skies – Jeremy Kitson

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Tax Reform: New Uncertainties for Big Wind (political risks for a political business model) – Master Resource

By Lisa Linowes — January 2, 2018

“Wind projects most at risk by the new tax bill are those that negotiated their finance package in the last two years based on a 35 percent corporate tax rate. Renegotiating these agreements, if possible, could result in higher debt assumed for the project, higher prices for the electricity sold, and pressure to lower build …

Source: Tax Reform: New Uncertainties for Big Wind (political risks for a political business model) – Master Resource

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Wind News – A Christmas Message from Big Wind & The BEAT Goes On

Friends,

Today we received a greeting from a wind newsletter that really captured the repugnant nature of the industry.   We wonder how the pro-wind Christian Coalition of America, Young Conservatives for Energy Reform and the Interfaith Power & Light folks feel about big wind’s Christmas message this year:

The long ordeal of Tax Reform has ended – for now.   Wind preserved the Production Tax Credit along with their favorable opinions from the IRS that ensure ten more years of tax payer subsidy while the PTC winds down.   They also largely preserved the BEAT tax revisions which were described by one pundit as more of a “flesh wound” than a “knockout blow”.    Continue reading Wind News – A Christmas Message from Big Wind & The BEAT Goes On

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Underhanded shenanigans by Apex and local chamber of commerce..no none knows better than folks of Van Wert, Ohio!

APEX in Ohio…”The rural residents in this community are overwhelmingly against the Apex project. Setbacks are not holding it up, lack of landowner participation is. We have a color coded plat map of the entire Apex Long Prairie footprint proving close to 70% of rural landowners ARE NOT willing to participate.”

Jeremy Kitson

 Jeremy Kitson

December 8 at 10:38pm

 

To Whom This May Concern,

First of all, I apologize for the length and breadth of this email. I respectfully ask that all of you read every word. This is something that has been accumulating for quite some time and it’s time for you and the entire Van Wert County community to hear the other side of the story. Continue reading Underhanded shenanigans by Apex and local chamber of commerce..no none knows better than folks of Van Wert, Ohio!

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