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Wind Power News: Indiana


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.

August 3, 2014 • Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Wind power drives demand for new transmission lines

A second high-voltage transmission line — this one intended for power from Kansas wind turbines — is making its way toward central Illinois. The Grain Belt Express power line would carry electricity from wind farms in western Kansas across central Missouri and Illinois to Indiana, following the same general corridor as the Illinois Rivers power line already announced by Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois. Illinois Rivers also would carry wind-generated power west to east. Kansas and Indiana utility regulators have . . .

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July 23, 2014 • Indiana, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine scam leaves Elwood scarred

I drove through Elwood last week, where dozens and dozens of huge, immense turbines spread throughout the countryside. My heart goes out to its residents. Whatever possessed that town to buy into the Apex plan? A promise of money (government-subsidized, of course); a worship of so-called “progress,” like that of the ethanol, solar; or one-world-united dreams? Whatever. Elwood’s countryside is now ruined for the rest of their and their children’s lifetimes. The scale of each turbine is so great that . . .

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July 18, 2014 • Indiana, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Fight against wind turbines isn’t over

Regarding the recent decision by juwi Wind to pull out of Tipton County, I just wanted to make sure that everyone knows this is not the end of the fight against Big Wind. E.ON is still trying to build another wind farm in Jefferson Township and another spanning Grant and Howard counties. We aren’t out of the woods yet. It’s up to your commissioners to make this go away, and as we’ve seen in the past, they seem hell-bent on . . .

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July 16, 2014 • Indiana, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Turbines would hinder rescuers

Last week during the Howard County fair, there was a terrible accident in eastern Howard County where two people had to be Life Lined out after the accident. Thank God the wind turbines were not there yet, or this wouldn’t have been possible. Life Line will not fly in near wind turbines. Would you rather have giant turbines hovering over the countryside or the peace of mind that if your family or loved one was injured, Life Line could respond . . .

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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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