Column: The Cincinnati wind turbine controversy

This ain’t exactly Holland – or the Palm Springs desert – but soon Cincinnati will have its first power-generating wind turbine. Unfortunately, though, the folks in Walnut Hills who will be living in its shadow were not consulted on the device’s location. But they will be now.

Read about that and Congresswoman Jean Schmidt’s support for The Banks project in my weekly political column in The Cincinnati Post.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

1 thought on “Column: The Cincinnati wind turbine controversy”

  1. Solar panels and wind turbines are a great start to making the city greener. On my own City Council page, I have suggested adding to these measures, but do believe over the next few years we will be seeing a much greener Cincinnati.

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