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Wind Power News: Indiana

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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.


July 13, 2014 • Indiana, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Wind shifts focus in Tipton County

The wind died considerably in the northwestern portion of Tipton County last week, leaving the perfect break in the weather for remonstrators of wind farm development in the county to celebrate. Following 11 months of litigation, Colorado-based juwi Wind will no longer pursue plans to develop Prairie Breeze Wind Farm, a project that would have included 94 wind turbines in Prairie and Liberty townships while investing $300 million in the project. The turbines that countless members of the public have . . .

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July 10, 2014 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Changes could be made to Huntington County’s wind ordinance

The Huntington County Plan Commission has heard from concerned citizens regarding the current wind ordinance for wind farms. Plan commission members will now investigate those concerns. Plan commission members met Wednesday night to discuss and possibly propose changes to the ordinance that was adopted in 2009. Instead, plan commission members have decided to put together subcommittees to research their own findings on four major concerns citizens had with the current ordinance. “We have a couple of the plan commission members . . .

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July 5, 2014 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm developer faces stiff resistence

A Virginia-based wind energy developer won a small legal victory in its fight to establish a wind farm in Wells County, but another project proposed by Apex Wind Energy in Huntington County is meeting with stiff opposition. Members of a group called Huntington County Concerned Citizens have asked the county plan commission to propose amending county ordinances to effectively make the establishment of a wind farm there a near impossibility. Subscription Required

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July 4, 2014 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind developer withdraws plans to build Prairie Breeze Wind Farm

TIPTON — After months of contention surrounding further wind farm development, juwi Wind has decided to cut its losses and part ways with Tipton County. The Colorado-based company issued a statement Thursday saying it will no longer pursue plans to develop Prairie Breeze Wind Farm, a project that would have included 94 wind turbines in Prairie and Liberty townships with the capacity to produce approximately 150 megawatts. “Withdrawing from a late-stage development project is always a difficult decision — especially . . .

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July 3, 2014 • Indiana, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Juwi Wind abandons plans for Prairie Breeze wind project; continues lawsuit against Tipton County Board of Zoning Appeals

Tipton – Juwi Wind announced today that it no longer plans to pursue the development of the Prairie Breeze Wind Farm, a wind energy project in Tipton County, Indiana, that would have had a nameplate capacity of approximately 150 megawatts. “Withdrawing from a late-stage development project is always a difficult decision,” said Mike Martin, president of Juwi Wind, “especially when the development work has complied with all substantive and procedural regulations, and Juwi has had the support of dedicated and . . .

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July 3, 2014 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm opponents plan appeal

The result of the judicial review did not please the petitioners, so the six couples who want the Wells County Area Plan Commission to rescind its decision to allow wind turbines to be located in southern Wells County have filed an appeal. Want to read the full article online? You may either: Login to your Bluffton News Banner account with a subscription Signup for an account and purchase a subscription from your profile.

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June 17, 2014 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Plan Commission to hear wind ordinance proposal from citizens’ group in July

A request from the Huntington County Concerned Citizens for amendments to the county’s wind energy ordinance was tabled Wednesday, June 11, at the group’s request, because some of its organizers were unable to attend the meeting of the Huntington County Plan Commission. Miranda Snelling, of Huntington County Community Development, says the group’s request is unusual. “Not very often does someone from the public request to amend an ordinance,” she said. “Usually that comes from the plan commission.” The request asks . . .

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June 17, 2014 • Alabama, Indiana, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

More thoughts on the windmill debate

An embellishment is called for after the commentary comparing my home town, Gadsden, Ala., with Kokomo in relation to windmill installation. I pointed out the fact Kokomo and Howard County residents have had the opportunity to see the future; the monstrous Frankenstein wind farm in and around Tipton County. The citizens of Howard County have now been up close and personal. They observed what an undertaking of this magnitude can do to the social and economic fabric of a community. . . .

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June 14, 2014 • Editorials, IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

A disturbing lack of faith

The debate over wind farms in Howard County has been a hot one, at least for those who fill county government’s meeting hall every other week or so. These people, who stand to be directly affected by the installation of windmills in their neighborhood, have complained, shouted, begged, and bargained with the Howard County Commissioners and Howard County Council for more than a year to stop the wind farms, to no avail. So, they searched for a government that would . . .

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June 14, 2014 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Huntington wind mill vote tabled

The Huntington County Plan Commission has tabled a vote on the proposed change to the county’s wind energy ordinance. The vote was tot take place earlier this week, but it has been delayed until July 9th. The delay is to give time to opponents of the wind energy ordinance, so that they can put together a presentation to potentially sway board members. Apex Clean Energy, a Virginia clean energy company, wants to build 65 wind turbines on about 2,000 acres . . .

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