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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.

September 21, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

RES Americas cancels 600 MW wind project in Indiana

Dive Brief: RES Americas has pulled the plug on a 600 MW wind farm in Indiana, citing “interconnection issues.” The wind project became a center of controversy in Cass and Miami counties where the project was sited and where some landowners were looking forward to tax revenues and lease payments from the wind farm. Other residents of the counties opposed the project for the effect it would have on their property even if they were not hosting a wind turbine. . . . Complete story »

September 20, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy company kills project in Miami Co.

PERU – A controversial proposed wind farm in Miami County is officially off the table after the company announced Tuesday it was no longer pursuing the project. Renewable Energy Systems, an international company with U.S. headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado, had proposed bringing 75 turbines to the northern part of the county as part of a 600-megawatt wind generation development in Miami and Cass counties. But RES said Tuesday it is no longer pursuing the project and will take action to . . . Complete story »

September 19, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Company no longer pursuing wind turbines in Cass, Miami counties

An international renewable energy company is no longer considering bringing wind turbines to northern Cass County. Renewable Energy Systems, or RES, which has a U.S. headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado, was behind the Harvest Wind Energy project. It aimed to bring a 600-megawatt wind generation development to Cass and Miami counties. RES stated in a media announcement Tuesday that it is no longer pursuing the project and that it will take action to accomplish the withdrawal immediately. “Technical circumstances for the . . . Complete story »

September 19, 2018 • Editorials, IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Power of people on display

Tuesday morning’s news that a proposed plan to bring wind turbines to Cass County is no longer being considered was applauded by some and castigated by others. Without doubt, the debate that has raged for months over whether Renewable Energy Systems, or RES, should build wind turbines in the county has been among the most divisive in recent history. It pitted friends, family members and neighbors against each other. In a recent Public Forum, one Cass County resident shared how . . . Complete story »

September 19, 2018 • Indiana, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Money led county to poor decision

The money and effort that Scout Clean Energy put into persuading landowners to lease their land has finally paid off. Unfortunately, the land lease contracts were mostly signed by landowners that either don’t live in Jay County, or are of retirement age. In either case, they will not have to live with the long-term effects of their choice to sell out. Scout’s attorney said that the resistance they experienced in Jay County is unprecedented, that a tax abatement has never . . . Complete story »

September 19, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

County curious about solar, wind projects

PRINCETON – Coal is king in Gibson County, but wind and solar energy could be coming, according to Gibson County Commissioners, who discussed Tuesday night how they can be prepared. County Commissioner Gerald Bledsoe said “windmills are coming” to the county, and he wants to make sure the county roads can sustain the heavy traffic involved in the construction process. He asked whether the county needs an ordinance requiring bonding on roads used during any construction phase. Neither Bledsoe nor other . . . Complete story »

September 18, 2018 • Indiana, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Rebuttal to previous opinion piece on wind turbines

I was raised in Jasper County. I still live in Jasper County and farm with my husband who was also born and raised in Jasper County. Our son and daughter-in-law also farm and reside in Jasper County. All of us are concerned citizens and landowners in Jasper County. I would like to offer this rebuttal to Mr. Steve Hurley’s opinion piece in the Saturday, Sept. 5, 2018 edition of the Rensselaer Republican. Just because you are in the minority on . . . Complete story »

September 14, 2018 • Indiana, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Locals cite turbine health concerns

We live in Northeast Jasper County where a purposed Industrial Wind Turbine business wants to build. We have lived here for our entire adult lives. Jasper County is a great place to live because of the good people that live here. Our concerns on the wind turbines is the health effects being reported. We have done much research on the effects on humans and animals. The World Health Organization is reporting symptoms from all over the world from families. When . . . Complete story »

September 14, 2018 • Indiana, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Opinions vary in county wind turbine debate

In response to the Letter to the Editor published in the September 5, 2018 edition, I feel compelled to also submit a letter expressing the opinion of my family. We are a 4th generation family that owns farmland in Jasper County directly in areas where wind turbines are proposed. We also attended the August 27 meeting of the Plan Commission. My family was visited several times by representatives of the wind companies. My family and I thoroughly reviewed the proposed . . . Complete story »

September 13, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

A new strategy for wind farm opponents

Some Sulphur Springs residents say they do not believe New Castle or Henry County officials who have urged anti-wind protesters to “calm down,” who say “there is no cause for alarm” and who contend there are no active wind farm projects in the county at the present time. Hearing public officials talk about the low likelihood of a wind turbine company getting a tax abatement doesn’t make them feel much better, either. With a reported 130 land leases or more . . . Complete story »

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