Two wind farms now on hold

Jul 13, 2014 Full story: Norwalk Reflector 24

A pair of possible wind farm projects are "on hold" after a pair of legislative actions changed the rules on renewable energy.

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get real

Lima, OH

#1 Jul 15, 2014
Oh well, it was only money, investments & jobs for these areas. You know Kasich is all about those jobs for Ohioans!...Oh wait....no he's not!
Real

Westerville, OH

#2 Jul 15, 2014
Windmill companies are upset because the government isn't forcing people to buy their wind anymore. It's a win for Ohioans. Now we'll be more competitive for jobs now that Ohio isn't forcing private utilities to buy a more expensive source if power. Van Wert Republicans like pork just as long as it's coming their way. Kasich did consumers a favor.
WTF

Fort Wayne, IN

#3 Jul 15, 2014
Real wrote:
Windmill companies are upset because the government isn't forcing people to buy their wind anymore. It's a win for Ohioans. Now we'll be more competitive for jobs now that Ohio isn't forcing private utilities to buy a more expensive source if power. Van Wert Republicans like pork just as long as it's coming their way. Kasich did consumers a favor.
I thought the energy produced here was being used in the east coast? If so, your wrong about making Ohio more competitive.

Furthermore Kasich has done nothing to help Ohioans. Before he was elected by a majority of morons in the great state of Ohio, he was a pawn used to lure pension funds of Ohio government employees into the company he was working for Lehman Brothers. Lehman Brothers went under in the financial collapse, and the money was GONE. Since Kasich has been in office he is finishing the job by cutting insurance to other Ohio govt employees. Now he is doing everything he can to stifle any alternative energy.

You would think people would be irate, but noooooo. He is doing what he can to make Ohio more competitive. Yeah right...... Anyone who believes this has watched too much Fox News, and listened to too much Rush.
rwb

Van Wert, OH

#4 Jul 15, 2014
You hear complaints of government subsidies to renewable energy, yet we are still subsidizing the oil industry. The oil industry doesn't want renewable energy subsidized, YET they are subsidized.
Do you know Milo

Mount Vernon, OH

#5 Jul 15, 2014
Milo Schaffner threw us all under the bus. Then ran over us on the way to Cbus. Thanks Milo
rwb

Van Wert, OH

#6 Jul 16, 2014
Do you know Milo wrote:
Milo Schaffner threw us all under the bus. Then ran over us on the way to Cbus. Thanks Milo
I know Milo, I know how much he opposes the wind turbines, I am not sure how he threw us under the bus, but he definitely is, at least trying to head to Columbus.

Since: Jul 12

Van Wert, OH

#7 Jul 16, 2014
The money to build these things has to come from somewhere (tax payers). The money to use the results has to come from someone (customers, also tax payers). The corporations receiving the money to build these things, to profit off of the very same people who paid for them, stand in a different welfare line, lobbying. These same corporations couldn't do it without corporate welfare, aka subsidies.
rwb

Van Wert, OH

#8 Jul 16, 2014
Joe Jared wrote:
The money to build these things has to come from somewhere (tax payers). The money to use the results has to come from someone (customers, also tax payers). The corporations receiving the money to build these things, to profit off of the very same people who paid for them, stand in a different welfare line, lobbying. These same corporations couldn't do it without corporate welfare, aka subsidies.
No, I don't totally agree. These are businesses and yes they do receive subsidies but the building of them is not totally at the expense of taxpayers. They to have their own money invested & investors and yes, they do want to make money.
TRSHACK

Haviland, OH

#9 Jul 16, 2014
I have wind farms and hog farms polluting my country home. I didn't have a choice. They went up without question. I have nothing against green energy but there are much better places then Northwest Ohio to plant them. They don't pay me nothing to pollute my rural surroundings. I moved to the country for peace and quiet. You know the place the wind turbines are placed to interfere with that. I'm glad that they've decided by law to not build more locally. Why not build them in town?
wondering

Van Wert, OH

#10 Jul 17, 2014
TRSHACK wrote:
I have wind farms and hog farms polluting my country home. I didn't have a choice. They went up without question. I have nothing against green energy but there are much better places then Northwest Ohio to plant them. They don't pay me nothing to pollute my rural surroundings. I moved to the country for peace and quiet. You know the place the wind turbines are placed to interfere with that. I'm glad that they've decided by law to not build more locally. Why not build them in town?
I agree that pig poop stinks and puts excessive amounts of bacteria into the soil, ditches, water system. How does a wind turbine pollute anything?
m1ab

Lawrenceburg, IN

#11 Jul 17, 2014
The wind turbines are a slap in the face.Why waste millions of tax payers dollars for energy that is not even feasible.We now have the capability to burn coal cleanly and at a much cheaper electric rate for consumers.A couple years ago, A kilowatt of electricity,from coal on the ohio river cost.06 cents to produce. At the same time, the same kilowatt from wind turbines was approximately .18 cents. That info was from a wind farm employee.Also,out west people living by the wind turbines were getting sick.After much research,it was determined that the turbines created a constant vibration in the ground that was messing up peoples heads.The only one that benefits from these eye sores are the people who receive payments for having them on there property.
really

Lebanon, OH

#12 Jul 17, 2014
m1ab wrote:
The wind turbines are a slap in the face.Why waste millions of tax payers dollars for energy that is not even feasible.We now have the capability to burn coal cleanly and at a much cheaper electric rate for consumers.A couple years ago, A kilowatt of electricity,from coal on the ohio river cost.06 cents to produce. At the same time, the same kilowatt from wind turbines was approximately .18 cents. That info was from a wind farm employee.Also,out west people living by the wind turbines were getting sick.After much research,it was determined that the turbines created a constant vibration in the ground that was messing up peoples heads.The only one that benefits from these eye sores are the people who receive payments for having them on there property.
Burn coal cleanly- don't think so. Many coal plants will be shutting down over the next 2 years creating even more demand for wind. That's the problem with posts based on misinformation, and old, invalid research- 2 years ago is ancient history for renewable energy technology. Wind is clean, sustainable and a very profitable crop for local farmers. Even the commissioners favor wind turbines on county owned property. Crestview and Lincolnview tax payers, parents and students are the real winners in VW county because of the wind farms and their hundreds of thousands of $'s in tax revenue.
Bob

Van Wert, OH

#13 Jul 17, 2014
burn coal, sure is a unlimited supply of it- not! and nw ohio is perfect for wind! flat as can be! pig farms suck! pig farmers getting rich while we have to put up with the Oder! bacon 8.99 lb outrageous!
Hipsterosity

Delphos, OH

#14 Jul 17, 2014
I'd rather live near a wind farm than a hog farm. At least it doesn't smell like crap!
m1ab

Lawrenceburg, IN

#15 Jul 17, 2014
really wrote:
<quoted text>
Burn coal cleanly- don't think so. Many coal plants will be shutting down over the next 2 years creating even more demand for wind. That's the problem with posts based on misinformation, and old, invalid research- 2 years ago is ancient history for renewable energy technology. Wind is clean, sustainable and a very profitable crop for local farmers. Even the commissioners favor wind turbines on county owned property. Crestview and Lincolnview tax payers, parents and students are the real winners in VW county because of the wind farms and their hundreds of thousands of $'s in tax revenue.
The clean burning of coal could be in place in about two years if our federal govt. would let them install what it takes for clean burning coal. The procedure to do this is ready to be installed,but our govt. says no.
Real

Van Wert, OH

#16 Jul 17, 2014
Bottom line: why should your tax dollars subsidize windmills or any other form of energy? Cut all the pork off. Enough is enough. Pork hurts our overall economy and its time to stop the bleeding.
really

Lebanon, OH

#17 Jul 17, 2014
Real wrote:
Bottom line: why should your tax dollars subsidize windmills or any other form of energy? Cut all the pork off. Enough is enough. Pork hurts our overall economy and its time to stop the bleeding.
As long as no energy industry receives any subsidy, incentive, guaranteed profit, etc- then it will be a level playing field. The latest from utilities is that they now want guaranteed profit margins. They already drove wind out of Ohio, but they still want more.

Let's get rid of all the farm/ag "subsidies" also! Don't hold out for our governor or the Dems or Repubs to buy into your way of thinking, unfortunately. Follow the money and political trail. That's how it works on both sides.
Real

Van Wert, OH

#18 Jul 18, 2014
So because pork is in evitable, we should lineup to the trough and get our fair share?
Food Critic

Continental, OH

#19 Jul 18, 2014
I pay school taxes in Crestview as well as Lincolnview, and I don't feel like a winner because of wind turbines. People in this county have always supported the schools. I can't remember of a school levy that did not pass. How did we ever get along without wind turbines? I know my television reception was a lot better.
really

Lebanon, OH

#20 Jul 19, 2014
Real wrote:
So because pork is in evitable, we should lineup to the trough and get our fair share?
Then don't limit your criticism to wind, assuming you oppose all "pork" including the ag industry, coal, oil, utility companies, the list goes on and on. Or do you think it's OK for some and not for others.

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