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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Since: Jul 12

Van Wert, OH

#21 Jul 19, 2014
There's "pork" funding in just about every service we pay for. Look closely at your cell phone bill, electric, gas, et al. If that pork funding didn't exist, all of us would have more money to work with to provide for our families. Of course more of us would have to work for it, but that wouldn't be a bad thing either.

As for wind farms, I've seen at least one design concept recently that is safer and would require nothing in the way of subsidies, at least from my perspective. This design concept could easily use existing city infrastructure to provide both energy and ventilation in homes throughout the city.

http://wonderfulengineering.com/the-wind-turb...
ABoggs

Brunswick, OH

#22 Jul 26, 2014
First and foremost, wind complexes are not farms and certainly aren't cash crops! Wind is not sustainable and until new storage technology is built, wind turbines will never stand on their own. Getting rid of all the coal plants in Ohio, to rely solely on wind, will leave a lot of Ohioans in the dark!
Brian

Washington, DC

#23 Jul 31, 2014
ABoggs wrote:
First and foremost, wind complexes are not farms and certainly aren't cash crops! Wind is not sustainable and until new storage technology is built, wind turbines will never stand on their own. Getting rid of all the coal plants in Ohio, to rely solely on wind, will leave a lot of Ohioans in the dark!
The landowners in vw county would disagree about the cash as would crestview and lincolnview schools, Marsh foundation, vw county foundation, vw county commissioners office- all enjoying a deoendable, stable profit on the CASH crop of wind while their other crops have no guarantees. VW accountants can vouch for that as well. As far as energy resources- diversification is the way to go. With coal decreasing, you'll need many energy resources including fossil and renewable so you're not dependent on one.

Since: Jul 12

Van Wert, OH

#24 Jul 31, 2014
When people get together on a common interest, subsidy or no subsidy, great things can happen. The small amount of wind we have today is enough to pull energy off of a 45 MPH venturi based wind turbine at a fraction of the cost of what's installed already.

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