THE FIGHT FOR WIND IN OHIO
Wind power backers, opponents gear up for long fight over energy laws; $55M Champaign County wind project may be in jeopardy, but some neighbors want it to stop.
Matt Sanctis, July 12, 2014 (Dayton Daily News)
“…Wind energy advocates [say two recently signed laws] put the future of wind energy in Ohio in jeopardy, potentially stalling or killing as many as 10 shovel-ready projects that could mean $2.5 billion in investment in the state, along with as much as $20 million in combined tax payments to local governments and lease payments to property owners…Statewide, both sides said they are gearing up for a protracted fight over how electricity will be developed and delivered in the state in the years ahead…At the heart of the debate are [the] two recently signed laws that will take effect later this year…Senate Bill 310 will freeze Ohio’s renewable energy mandates for two years and create a panel to study whether to change the state’s energy laws. House Bill 483, which could have a bigger effect on wind developers, would significantly increase how far a wind turbine must be from a neighboring property…” click here for more