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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


April 19, 2018 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

What’s happening with the long-proposed wind farm in Champaign County?

Opponents of a proposed wind farm in Champaign County recently filed documents with the Ohio Power Siting Board opposing an extension of certificates needed to build the project. Attorneys representing the Buckeye Wind and Champaign Wind LLC projects are seeking approval from the Ohio Power Siting Board to extend the certificates for the project from May 28, 2018 to May 28, 2019, according to documents filed with the agency. If the certificates are not extended, it’s possible the developer would . . . Complete story »


April 19, 2018 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Commissioners asked to reverse course on local wind turbine issue

During a marathon meeting of the Seneca County commissioners Tuesday that lasted two hours, several residents from the Republic area gave presentations in opposition to the construction of wind turbines in that area. Those protesting the establishment of wind turbines were hoping to persuade the three commissioners to change course in their support of changes in the law that would make construction of the turbines easier to achieve. Despite the property owners’ pleas and efforts, all three commissioners remained steadfast. . . . Complete story »


April 19, 2018 • Letters, OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Not in my backyard

I have a question. Regarding the April 13 A-T article titled “Officials Back Wind Turbine Bill,” the officials noted in the article who are on record of supporting the proposed Republic and Seneca Wind farm projects included State Rep. Bill Reineke, County Commissioner Holly Stacy, County Commissioner Mike Kerschner, County Commissioner Shayne Thomas and SIEDC President David Zak. My question is, How close is the nearest proposed wind turbine site to the homes of each of these public officials? I . . . Complete story »


April 18, 2018 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Commissioners hear opposition to wind farm plan

A half-dozen Seneca County residents expressed opposition Tuesday to plans for a wind farm to cover some 35,000 acres in Seneca and Sandusky counties. The residents spoke to Seneca County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning about Republic Wind Farm, which would consist of up to 58 wind turbines with a total generating capacity of up to 200 megawatts, according to documents filed with the state. Legislation pending at the Ohio Statehouse would change property line setback requirements for the nearly . . . Complete story »


April 18, 2018 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Crowd waits in line for wind farm information

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, an hour after the scheduled start time for the Seneca Wind informational meeting at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center, the line for entry still extended outside the building. Hundreds attended the self-described “public outreach meeting” organized by sPower, the company responsible for the newly-named Seneca Wind (formerly Republic Wind) project, which served as a discussion space for county residents and representatives of sPower. While no official speech or demonstration took place, specifics of the proposed . . . Complete story »


April 17, 2018 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Counties tout industry study in fighting state’s wind turbine boundaries

County leaders are protesting the state’s strict boundary lines for wind turbines. They say thwarting any new wind farm project is forcing them to miss out on billions of dollars in economic development and tax revenue. And they are using a new study to boost their argument. Ohio Public Radio’s Andy Chow reports. An industry-backed group called the Wind Energy Foundation reports the state is missing out on as much as $4 billion in economic development because of what it . . . Complete story »


April 16, 2018 • Letters, OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Commissioners address wind issue

A few weeks ago, a group of business leaders and educators came to us to express their support for wind energy in Van Wert County. They extolled the financial benefits to the schools, businesses, and government offices that the current wind farm has brought and that subsequent wind projects would bring. We greatly appreciated that they made time in their schedules to meet with us and express their concerns. Over the past few years, we have also heard from citizens . . . Complete story »


April 16, 2018 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Developers seeking extension for wind farm

Developers of a proposed wind farm in Champaign County recently filed a request seeking an extension of certificates needed to build the project. Attorneys representing the Buckeye Wind and Champaign Wind LLC projects are seeking approval from the Ohio Power Siting Board to extend the certificates for the project from May 28, 2018 to May 28, 2019, according to documents filed with the agency. If the certificates are not extended, it’s possible the developer would have to restart the lengthy . . . Complete story »


April 16, 2018 • Letters, OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Farmer opposes wind energy

There are a few in our city and county who think easy wind energy dollars are the answer to every problem facing our community. Others are taking a more cautious approach that those dollars may cost more than they are worth and may, over time, cause greater taxation and higher electrical costs. More and more states, counties, and countries are realizing that the cost (health and safety, infrastructure, use of land, etc.) of wind energy is too great. They are . . . Complete story »


April 6, 2018 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Against turbine project; Residents hear arguments in opposition to Republic development

More than 100 people, mostly from Seneca County, gathered Thursday night to hear from opponents of wind turbine projects in the area. The Seneca Anti-Wind Union held the event in Bellevue to discuss the consequences of several pending wind turbine projects, including APEX Clean Energy’s Republic Wind project, which could bring 55-58 wind turbines, mostly in Seneca. The proposed project in Seneca and Sandusky counties covers about 30,000 acres – roughly south of Green Springs, north of Republic and southwest of . . . Complete story »


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