WOW!! Let’s recap – sPower/Seneca Wind has leaseholders choosing to NOT renew their wind turbine leases. They have taken these same leaseholders to court to try and sue them in hopes that a judge would grant them access to land that they have ZERO right to only to be DENIED TWICE by the Judge. Don’t forget that this same outfit lied to landowners to get them to sign “Good Neighbor Agreements”.
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 Seneca County now joins Van Wert as a county which has repealed their designation.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→