Greenwich Neighbors United Come together again to reaffirm “No Wind Turbines in Greenwich!”

f02e259a61e4a1036affed5ffc3e4fc3The community of Greenwich has rallied  once again together in the form of an “Ice Cream Social/ Meat Raffle” event that continues to underscore the community’s resolve to not become a host to industrial electrical wind turbines! As we have come to know, fighting Big Wind and the corrupted government supporting them takes money, time, and resources.  Not only does it take money to fight, but it takes money to keep our name (GNU) and our cause before the public’s eye. Yes, I guess you could say “It does takes a village and a township” to get the job done!

We also want to congratulate the winners of the meat raffle! There Continue reading Greenwich Neighbors United Come together again to reaffirm “No Wind Turbines in Greenwich!”

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Wind Turbines: The Evil Seed

Stop These Things LogoJune 26, 2015 by stopthesethings

They came in like a soft silent breeze

Hushing the naïve

Speaking with forked tongues

Proclaiming black is green

Maiming thinkers with corrupt words

Casting a thick cloud of concern

Residing with hidden evils

Leaving a trail of trash

Forever scarred

The stench you see

Smells of decay

What appears above and below is a plea from Michigan. The author quite rightly sees the roll out of giant industrial wind turbines akin to an evil seed – that, like an errant tumour, takes root, multiplies and ends up totally consuming once productive, healthy and happy rural communities.

It all starts with a host – no host, no turbines. Continue reading Wind Turbines: The Evil Seed

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Wind Pushes Setback Revisions in State Budget

Reported in Wind News

June 26, 2015

The wind industry has been hard at work and so have we.   You will recall that the setbacks for wind turbines were changed a year ago in the Mid Biennium Budget Bill.   The change required that setbacks be measured from the property lines of non-participating landowners instead of their homes.  The old setbacks essentially forced property owners to “donate” their yards and fields as part of the safety buffer zone.  Continue reading Wind Pushes Setback Revisions in State Budget

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Whirlpool breaks ground on Findlay wind turbines

By Danae King

June 15. 2015

for LimaOhio.com

FINDLAY — Whirlpool Corp. in Findlay hosted a groundbreaking AR-306159903.jpg&MaxH=250&MaxW=300ceremony Monday to celebrate its future use of wind to help power the plant.

Its two wind turbines will be operational late this year and are part of a $7.4 million project, called the Findlay Wind Farm.

It is a “Wind for Industry” project, financed by One Energy, which provides energy solutions for large electric consumers, according to a press release from Whirlpool. Continue reading Whirlpool breaks ground on Findlay wind turbines

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Can someone please quiet the noisy turbine?

Sandusky Register
Jun 22, 2015

I am all for being green, but why is the windmill behind City Hall in Sandusky so loud and in so close proximity to gas tanks? Who approved the permits for this? Aren’t there restrictions on these? Greg on Meigs Street
Sandusky ex officio mayor Dennis Murray Jr. and city manager Eric Wobser provided these answer: Continue reading Can someone please quiet the noisy turbine?

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A Short Essay on Misguided Environmentalism, Bullies and Losing One’s Home

 A Short Essay on Misguided Environmentalism, Bullies and Losing One’s Home

10710803_1499247270341377_1858343354803123004_nYou were able to move. Now you have to forgive and carry on. Move on with your life and find the path back to happiness you enjoyed before it all happened.
This is what my mind tells my heart. That is what some of my friends are thinking, I can feel it. A gentle sort of ‘get over it’. And some days I feel like that is what I need to do.
But the heart still feels the pain. The heart feels the injustice for an event that wasn’t an accident, or being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or brought on by our own actions, or a natural disaster or single tragedy that all our families suffer throughout our lives. No, this tragedy has been intense, life changing; trust destroying, personality maiming and spirit crushing because it simply did not have to happen.
Why am I still angry? Continue reading A Short Essay on Misguided Environmentalism, Bullies and Losing One’s Home

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About Ohio House Bill 190 – A constituent’s letter to Senator Seitz and his reply

Webmaster’s Note:  The lady who wrote Senator Seitz either works for the industrial wind cartel or she is the poster child for gullibility resulting from having been completely duped by “Big Wind” propaganda! And, by the way, how do our Ohio Representatives view this HB 190? Are they on board with Senator Seitz or not? You know…this would be a great time to shoot a little email inquiry to both Rep. Boose & Sen. Manning encouraging them to defeat HB 190 and any other bills that lobbyist supported government would conjure up! Our Senators and Representatives are listening to someone…how about your voice?! It will take less than 5 minutes..You’ll find their email contact in the menu on the left side of this page.

Read the constituent’s letter here:

Last year Ohio wind took a major blow when a setback was put into Continue reading About Ohio House Bill 190 – A constituent’s letter to Senator Seitz and his reply

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Texan Turbine Hosts Declare War on Developers

by stopthesethings

 

Texans are said to ride a little taller in the saddle than most.  Their cowboyswagger and independence goes back to the very beginning of the Lone Star State in 1836.

In 1835 Texans went to war with the Mexican government, fighting a series of pitched battles and bloody skirmishes ending in April 1836 – following which, Texans declared themselves a Republic.

The most famous battle Texans had with the Mexicans being the siege at the Alamo – which ended in bloody defeat for the Texan defenders – almost all of them were killed.  However, the besieged Texans (estimated at between 180 and 250 men – including the legendary Davy Crockett) gave the 1,500 Mexicans who laid siege to the fort – for nearly 2 weeks – a taste of Texan tenacity.  The defenders – despite being seriously outnumbered and outgunned – killed or wounded somewhere between 400 and 600 Mexican soldiers, before being overrun.

Ever since, Texans have used the phrase “remember the Alamo” as a rallying war cry – based on the notion of Texan’s fearlessness in the face of insurmountable odds.

Well, 23 fearless Texans have just circled their wagons and hunkered down for the battle of their lives. Continue reading Texan Turbine Hosts Declare War on Developers

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Lawmakers urge easing wind power rules

BY JIM PROVANCE
BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF

(with an insightful perspective from Tom Stacy following this article)

$1.1B Amazon data center could be on the line, they say

$1.1 Billion dollarsCOLUMBUS — Two northwest Ohio lawmakers used a business pitch on Wednesday in hopes of persuading fellow Republicans to weaken past moves they argue stymie development of large-scale wind farms.

They pointed to the $1.1 billion expected to be invested in a new energy-intensive data center in central Ohio by Amazon, a company that prides itself in buying power from alternative sources.

“When combined with a wind farm investment of $500 million to $600 million, that is quite an economic development opportunity for our state,” said Rep. Tim Brown (R., Bowling Green), whose Wood County district includes wind turbines.

“And I am certain some northwest Ohio counties would appreciate Continue reading Lawmakers urge easing wind power rules

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Here we go again! Ohio House Bill 190

Linda Hughes by Linda Hughes

for Wind News

We know we should never underestimate the drive of the wind industry to get every bit of special treatment they can, whether it be federal taxpayer subsidy, local property tax abatement, renewable energy mandates or free use of land. This time it is the free use of neighboring properties. Big wind asserts they are unable to build wind farms in Ohio due to existing setbacks that respect the property lines of landowners. As is well known, the wind developers can pay the neighbor to obtain a waiver of setback. But it seems that the wind industry would prefer to steal it and they have found two willing accomplices in their proposed heist. Rep. Tony Burkley of Paulding County and Rep. Tim Brown of Bowling Green. These State Representatives today introduced House Bill 190 (attached) to allow the County Commissioners to override state law. Continue reading Here we go again! Ohio House Bill 190

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Shocking Before-And-After Photos: How Wind Parks Are Devastating Idyllic German Countryside!

Note: At least some of the “before” photos were produced by airbrushing away the wind turbines from the real “after” photos, as some readers have pointed out. But the underlying reality remains: a blighted landscape and a hazard to birdlife.

Wind energy is supposed to rescue the planet from an environmental and nature disaster. Unfortunately for many in Germany the opposite is true. It has brought on environmental ruin and destruction of natural heritage.

What follows are a series of before and after photos depicting the “success” wind turbines are having in rescuing the environment. Continue reading Shocking Before-And-After Photos: How Wind Parks Are Devastating Idyllic German Countryside!

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A real eye opener…timeline of wind turbine invasion and resulting low frequency annoyances!

Webmaster’s Note: A hearty thanks goes out to Scott Medwid for supplying GNU with this incredible timeline chronicling the “wind turbine invasion” into the United States as well as other countries.  Just click the link below and be prepared to witness startling information which exposes the blatant inaccuracies, dishonest and underhanded ways the wind industry has conveniently swept the affects of low frequency noise upon people.

Time line of the wind turbine invasion

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Lest we forget…

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EPA’s Dangerous Desire To Become America’s Energy Regulator

imagesGuest post written by
William S. Scherman, Charles H. Haake and Jason J. Fleischer

Forbes Magazine

5/11/2015

Imagine that a federal agency seeks to Imagine that a federal agency seeks to fundamentally change the way electricity is provided to every household, school and factory in the United States. In fact, the agency’s proposal is so sweeping and dramatic that across the nation independent experts have raised concerns about it. According to the Nation’s reliability expert, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the agency’s proposal “may represent a significant reliability challenge” to the electric grid. The independent entity that runs New York’s power grid—the NYISO—similarly warned that the proposal “presents potentially serious reliability implications for New York.” And a Commissioner at the federal agency actually charged with regulating our nation’s power grid testified to Congress that the proposal “has the potential to completely undermine the market principles that underpin dispatch” of our Nation’s power systems, and that it may have “profound reliability implications.” All that might get your attention, right?

Now imagine that when the exact same federal agency that seeks to forever alter the Nation’s electric power system proposed this rule, it made several statements that revealed a fundamental lack of understanding about how the country’s electrical systems actually work. Continue reading EPA’s Dangerous Desire To Become America’s Energy Regulator

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The Golden Rule, sadly missing in Big Wind (both in Washington & the industry)!

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“The Golden Rule,” as espoused by Rotary International’s excellent ‘Four-Way Test’ of the things we think, say and do, should be the moral and ethical standard our public servants aspire to uphold.  The test asks:

1.            Is it the truth?

2.            Is it fair to all concerned?

3.            Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

4.            Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

When applied to the industrial wind issue, the answers are a resounding, “NO!”

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We’re Not Betting the Farm, We’re Betting the Planet

by
Mike Conley and Tim Maloney
April 17, 2015

The Problem with Large-Scale Wind and Solar

Betting the PlanetCan wind and solar power the country?

It’s an enticing idea, because the raw amount of solar and wind energy is enormous. For example, the earth’s surface receives about 163 watts of solar radiation per square meter.

 But even if we capture enough of it to run the country, can we distribute it through our existing infrastructure to significantly change our energy picture?

 Unfortunately, no. While it sounds good in theory, feeding enormous quantities of intermittent energy into the grid wouldn’t work. In fact, it would be a disaster.

 Picture this .… Continue reading We’re Not Betting the Farm, We’re Betting the Planet

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Family sues over unauthorized demolition of vacation home

BY COURTENAY EDELHART The Bakersfield Californian

Monday, May 11 2015

The owner of a patch of Mojave Desert land upon which a small

Photo courtesy of Kern County Planning Department In March, David Dotson discovered his mother's small vacation home just west of Mojave had been demolished without her permission. The developer of the Rising Tree Wind Farm, which is clearing land in the area for a renewable energy project, said the home was mistaken for an identical cabin nearby that it was authorized to take down. The Dotsons have filed a lawsuit.
Photo courtesy of Kern County Planning Department
In March, David Dotson discovered his mother’s small vacation home just west of Mojave had been demolished without her permission. The developer of the Rising Tree Wind Farm, which is clearing land in the area for a renewable energy project, said the home was mistaken for an identical cabin nearby that it was authorized to take down. The Dotsons have filed a lawsuit.

vacation home once stood is suing a wind farm developer that demolished the cabin without authorization.

In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday, Darlene Dotson and her two sons accused EDP Renewables North America of leveling the home deliberately because Dotson had rebuffed offers to buy her property.

Houston-based EDP and its subsidiary, Rising Tree Wind Farm, told the county it had intended to demolish a nearly identical cabin nearby that it was authorized to take down, but destroyed Dotson’s vacation home by mistake. It told authorities the home was unoccupied, in poor condition, and “uninhabitable.”

Dotson could not be reached for comment, but her attorney, Morgan Stewart, said he finds it hard to believe anyone could accidentally demolish a whole house, and the structure was in active use as a place for family gatherings.

“It’s pretty clear this was intentional,” he said. Continue reading Family sues over unauthorized demolition of vacation home

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Burkley sponsors bill to allow wind turbine setback changes

Saturday, May 09, 2015 12:05 AM

BY ED GEBERT 

DHI Media Editor

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A new bill was recently introduced in the Ohio House to change wind turbine regulations. (DHI Media File Photo)

VAN
WERT — A new bill introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives seeks
to change wind turbine setback regulations which would enable wind
energy companies to work within Ohio counties to license new wind farms.
The legislation, House Bill 190, is co-sponsored by local
representative Rep. Tony Burkley along with Representative Tim W. Brown
(R – Bowling Green). Continue reading Burkley sponsors bill to allow wind turbine setback changes

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Developers: Long-delayed Champaign County wind farm still in the works

By Matt Sanctis Staff Writer for Springfield News-Sun

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Ohio wind power casesDevelopers have spent as much as $10 million to push three wind farms forward in Champaign, Logan and Hardin counties — all without putting a shovel in the ground.

The controversial Champaign County wind project has been tied up in a legal dispute for more than a year, while a pair of new laws passed last summer has put additional hurdles in its path.

Of 17 total projects in the state, only two are operational while 11 have been approved and four have been proposed. Both phases of the Buckeye Wind farm in Champaign County and the Scioto Ridge Wind farm in Logan and Hardin counties have been approved by the state but stalled before construction. Continue reading Developers: Long-delayed Champaign County wind farm still in the works

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The Out-of-Control IRS, Rewriting Laws

By Christine Harbin Hanson — April 29, 2015

For National Review

Tax_Credit_form_2044402c The Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in King v. Burwell shines a light on the Internal Revenue Service’s practice of rewriting the Affordable Care Act to suit President Obama’s political agenda. What is lesser known is that this is becoming standard operating procedure for an agency that puts politically connected special interests above the written letter of the law.

Nowhere is this truer than in the IRS’s repeated expansion of the controversial wind-production tax credit, which provides federal subsidies to wind-energy producers. Over the last two and a half years, the agency has shown how a slow-but-steady watering down of federal law can completely reshape its original scope and intent — alarmingly, without any congressional action. Continue reading The Out-of-Control IRS, Rewriting Laws

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State lawmaker part of effort to stop Ohio wind project

04/27/2015 by Kathiann M. Kowalski

for Midwest Energy News

Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz, seen in this 2011 file photo, has tried for several years to weaken the state’s renewable energy laws. (Associated Press)
Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz, seen in this 2011 file photo, has tried for several years to weaken the state’s renewable energy laws. (Associated Press)

An effort by opponents to stop a proposed Ohio wind farm, whichincludes a legally questionable maneuver to prevent property owners from granting variances, has the support of the state legislature’s most outspoken critic of renewable energy.

Greenwich Windpark, one of the few wind energy projects moving forward in Ohio, was approved by the state Power Siting Board in August. However, opponents, along with state Sen. William Seitz, have requested a rehearing and want to apply stricter rules than those that were in effect when the Siting Board ruled last summer.

Earlier this month, Seitz provided Midwest Energy News with materials from Greenwich Neighbors United (GNU) in Huron County as an example of “the efforts of local folks…to fight ‘Big Green Wind.’” Continue reading State lawmaker part of effort to stop Ohio wind project

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