The ECOreport reposts news of collateral damages from legislation meant to protect homeowners, Setbacks To School’s Wind Power Revenues
Originally Published on Nexis Media
By Emily Sanders
Superintendent Ken Amstutz dreamed of propelling his rural Ohio school district into a high-tech future with nearly a million dollars in annual revenue from a single wind farm set to go online this year.
Continue reading Setbacks To School’s Wind Power Revenues
By Roy L Hales
Yesterday, Ohio’s Governor, John Kasich signed Senate Bill 310, freezing Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for two years. The Ohio State House previously passed SB 310 by a 53-38 vote. This prompted the usual round of conspiracy theories about ALEC and the Koch brothers. It is really time to look at the other opponents of wind energy.
Continue reading The Other Opponents of Wind Energy
By Roy L Hales
Coal is Ohio’s principal energy source, but in 2008 the state legislature adopted adopted renewable energy and energy efficiency standards (SB 221) that require 25% of the electricity supplied by investor owned utilities to be supplied by “alternative energy” sources by 2025. These alternative sources include nuclear power and “clean coal.” Half must come from from renewable sources such as wind and hydropower and at least 0.5% from solar. The nature of this mix is important. A bill (SB 310) is currently before the legislature that would freeze the renewable energy standards at 2014 levels while a house committee studies their cost.
Continue reading Should Ohio Re-examine its Renewable Energy Standards?
Published on Mar 12, 2014
IICC director Kevon Martis speaks to Audubon and Sierra Club members in Grand Blanc, MI about current issues with utility scale wind energy in Michigan: turbines are not set back far enough from houses in Michigan; wind turbines do not cut CO2 emissions; emissions have risen, not fallen in Iowa; natural gas is actually cheaper & superior to wind technology; wind is inefficient & needs backup, bird fatalities, etc
Continue reading Michigan: Kevon Martis tells Audubon What’s wrong with Wind Turbines (Video)