Wind News – Magical Thinking

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 Seneca County now joins Van Wert as a county which has repealed their designation.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

Alternative Energy Zone rescinded by Seneca County Commissioners – 


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.

Source: Alternative Energy Zone rescinded by Seneca County Commissioners

Wind News – Deters joins PUCO

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

Huron County Commissioners Reject PILOT

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

US DOE awards $6 million to nine wind energy research projects –

Your Tax Dollars at Waste…

The agency believes the research projects are crucial for the development of wind energy under its “all-of-the-above” energy strategy The projects would focus on creating solutions to provide more deployment alternatives at lower costs The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has reportedly announced that it has allotted USD 6.2 million for a total of nine wind energy environmental research projects. As per trusted sources, these projects are anticipated to lower environmental impacts of onshore and offshore wind energy and environmental compliance expenses. Reportedly, these research projects are in the initial phase and are crucial to development of wind energy

Source: US DOE awards $6 million to nine wind energy research projects –

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