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Wind Issue is a Costly Affair for the Taxpayers

The following was an opinion letter from Robert and Arlene Schipinski  of Filion and published by the Huron Daily Tribune. The cost of self zoning efforts of several townships brings to light an important topic of high taxation for non-homestead own...
by Thumbwind on Dec 14, 2016

DTE on Wind Taxes : “Appeal Each One!”

“There’s an Appeal for Every Turbine” That’s the statement made to the Huron Daily Tribune from Scott Simons, of DTE Energy Media Relations. DTE Energy has filed more than 60 appeals for wind turbines in the Michigan Thumb Wind parks...
by Thumbwind on Apr 1, 2016

DTE on Wind Taxes : “Appeal Each One!”

“There’s an Appeal for Every Turbine” That’s the statement made to the Huron Daily Tribune from Scott Simons, of DTE Energy Media Relations. DTE Energy has filed more than 60 appeals for wind turbines in the Michigan Thumb Wind parks...
by Thumbwind on Apr 1, 2016

Wind Turbine Remorse

Huron County Michigan Looks for Ways to Cap Growth of Wind Energy Development. Life here is ‘living nightmare’ This was the headline that greeted Huron Daily Tribune news readers in early March. Residents are becoming  dismayed over the number a...
by Thumbwind on Mar 23, 2016

Wind Turbine Remorse

Huron County Michigan Looks for Ways to Cap Growth of Wind Energy Development. Life here is ‘living nightmare’ This was the headline that greeted Huron Daily Tribune news readers in early March. Residents are becoming  dismayed over the number a...
by Thumbwind on Mar 23, 2016

A Leadsom never changes her spots

The reports from the meeting  of the Energy and Climate Change Committee in the House of Commons on Wednesday that Andrea Leadsom lost her temper when questioned by MPs suggests that the real views of this Minister of State at the … Continue...
by IanChisnall on Mar 4, 2016

Feds Slash Time for Wind Farm Eagle Take Permits

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has officially reverted back to offering wind farm developers eagle take permits for a limit of only five years instead of thirty. In 2009, the FWS authorized regulations under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection...
by Thumbwind on Feb 21, 2016

Feds Slash Time for Wind Farm Eagle Take Permits

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has officially reverted back to offering wind farm developers eagle take permits for a limit of only five years instead of thirty. In 2009, the FWS authorized regulations under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection...
by Thumbwind on Feb 21, 2016

Windmills In Maine, How Do You Feel About Generators Dotting The Hills?

More and more windmills in Maine are populating the hillsides, mountain ranges of Vacationland. Harnessing the wind. Using giant egg beater looking contraptions of white pointed skyward stems. Rotating heads spinning to catch the breeze. Neck reined...
by MeInMaine Blog on Aug 31, 2015

The Governments own legal high

The sight on our streets of gas canisters and deflated balloons are evidence of how some party goers in our town centres are keen to get hold of Nitrous Oxide. Although the use of laughing gas is not funny, the challenge is … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on Aug 13, 2015

We need the wind of change

Its seems clear that the Conservative Party has an energy policy that is at odds with the views of most UK residents. Throughout the 5 years of the last Government and into this one, several Ministers led by Eric Pickles in his role as … Co...
by IanChisnall on Aug 7, 2015

Problems with wind?

Last Wednesday, Energy Secretary and MP for Hastings & Rye spoke at a conference that was discussing offshore wind power. Ms Rudd warned delegates that subsidies for offshore wind will need to be “progressively reduced” in order to...
by IanChisnall on Jun 29, 2015

Awesome! – See a 400 foot Wind Turbine Built in Five Minutes

The folks at MidAmerican Energy put together this terrific video that shows the entire process of raising a wind turbine like those in Michigan's Thumb. The video is a little over five minutes and includes factoids during the entire process.
by Thumbwind on May 14, 2015

Huron County Michigan Halts Wind Development

Bad Axe, Michigan – At a morning meeting today the Huron county board of commissioners approved a 90 day moratorium ordinance, with a possible 90 day extension on starting or approving any new wind projects in Michigan’s Thumb. After more tha...
by Thumbwind on Apr 2, 2015

Downwind- Ontario’s Rush to Wind Power

Originally posted on World Council for Nature:Ontario’s wind energy disaster Down Wind is the explosive documentary that examines Ontario’s controversial rush into wind farm development. Produced by Surge Media, Down Wind exposes how this...
by Thumbwind on Feb 20, 2015

Wind Power ‘more resilient than fossil fuels’

As we approach the General Election we are faced with choices on a number of different fronts all at once. This is the point at which we are sold the biggest lie in our democracy. Every 5 years politicians bundle … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Jan 22, 2015

Potential Stop of All Wind Projects in Michigan’s Thumb

Michigan’s Huron County Commissioner John Nugent really knows how the wind blows in Huron County Michigan.  His recent announcement of his position in the Huron Daily Tribune was direct and to the point. “I’m in the process of research...
by Thumbwind on Dec 19, 2014

A Stop of All Wind Projects in Michigan’s Thumb?

Michigan’s Huron County Commissioner John Nugent really knows how the wind blows in Huron County Michigan.  His recent announcement of his position in the Huron Daily Tribune was direct and to the point. “I’m in the process of research...
by Thumbwind on Dec 19, 2014

Weakly bin collections

Any suggestion that David Cameron really believes in local decisions by local people as implied by his disingenuous English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) discourse can be dispelled in the actions of one of his friends. Eric Pickles, the so … Co...
by IanChisnall on Sep 22, 2014

Weakly bin collections

Any suggestion that David Cameron really believes in local decisions by local people as implied by his disingenuous English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) discourse can be dispelled in the actions of one of his friends. Eric Pickles, the so … Co...
by IanChisnall on Sep 22, 2014


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