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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.


January 6, 2017 • Indiana, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

It’s our county, not the wind companies’ county

Seven years ago, a company came to Fayette County wanting to develop a Commercial Wind Farm in Posey and Fairview Townships. They claim they were “invited” by the people of Fayette County. There are a lot of farmers and homeowners in Fairview and Posey Township who would like to “un-invite” them and send them back where they cam from – except it’s difficult to tell exactly where they came from. This company started out as Boulevard and Associates, LLC, a . . .

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January 5, 2017 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Area Plan Commission rejects all Commissioners’ objections

The Area Plan Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to reject all 11 objections made by the Clinton County Commissioners regarding the LUPAC/Wind Ordinance before a packed Circuit Court Courtroom on the third floor of the Clinton County Courthouse. The five-member committee, headed up by new president Dan Sheets, took an hour to reject all of the Commissioners’ objections that were put forth in a December 15 public hearing held at Clinton Central. “We went through each item line-by-line and had . . .

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December 22, 2016 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Planning commission votes to hold public meeting on wind rules

The Henry County Planning Commission decided during last week’s meeting it will consider recommendations about wind turbine setbacks at a future meeting. Some local residents are upset that wind turbines came up at the most recent meeting at all. The agenda for Thursday’s meeting contained end of the year business and did not include anything about turbines or county regulations about their construction. Commission member Steve Dugger made a motion at the end of the meeting that would allow the . . .

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December 22, 2016 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Local wind lawsuit dismissed

The fight might not be over for a group of Fayette County residents regarding a proposed wind farm within the county, but that fight was dealt a setback this week. Franklin Circuit Judge Clay Kellerman, in a ruling made Dec. 12 and filed Wednesday with the Fayette County Clerk’s Office, has dismissed a civil suit brought by a group of Fayette County landowners against both Whitewater Wind LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, and the Fayette County Commissioners which . . .

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December 17, 2016 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Road use agreement approved, wind farm development clears another hurdle

NEW CASTLE – Another potential obstacle to wind farm development in Henry County has been removed. The Henry County Commissioners met Wednesday and voted to approve a road use agreement with Flat Rock Wind, LLC, a division of Apex Clean Energy. The approved agreement mirrors the road use specifications the commissioners approved with NextEra for another wind farm being considered for the southeast part of the county originally proposed as the Whitewater Wind Project. With respect to Apex, an economic development . . .

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December 16, 2016 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Rush County deals blow to another wind project

RUSHVILLE – It took two meetings, along with lots of discussion, debate and thought, but Rush County Wednesday night finally rendered its decision on a second wind farm project eyeing the county. That decision ended up being if there are to be wind farms in Rush County, it will be done the county’s way – if at all. The Rush County Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday night voted unanimously to deny NextEra Energy Resources special exception permits for construction of approximately . . .

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December 16, 2016 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Another setback for wind farms

Wednesday evening, many people showed up at the Rushville Courthouse at the BZA meeting to see what the end result would be for the West Fork Wind Project. Originally, Zach Melda, NextEra’s project manager, said the project would be spread throughout Fayette, Henry and Rush Counties. Rush County would be looking at about 22 turbines while Henry would have nine and Fayette 56. He stated in a slideshow that this area was ideal for the project due to strong and . . .

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December 16, 2016 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Another setback for wind farms

Wednesday evening, many people showed up at the Rushville Courthouse at the BZA meeting to see what the end result would be for the West Fork Wind Project. Originally, Zach Melda, NextEra’s project manager, said the project would be spread throughout Fayette, Henry and Rush Counties. Rush County would be looking at about 22 turbines while Henry would have nine and Fayette 56. He stated in a slideshow that this area was ideal for the project due to strong and . . .

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December 15, 2016 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Despite controversy, Henry Co wind project moves forward

NEW CASTLE, Ind. – Dozens of residents came to a Wednesday night county commissioner’s meeting thinking they still had one more chance to sway county commissioners to vote “no” to Apex Clean Energy and its wind turbines. But they soon found out their input and a vote by the commissioners weren’t need all. As the commissioners discussed the legal review of the road agreement wind energy opponents thought was necessary for the project, a $300 million capital investment, to move . . .

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December 15, 2016 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Despite controversy, Apex wind project moves forward in Henry Co

NEW CASTLE, Ind. – Dozens of residents came to a Wednesday night county commissioner’s meeting thinking they still had one more chance to sway county commissioners to vote “no” to Apex Clean Energy and its wind turbines. But they soon found out their input and a vote by the commissioners weren’t need all. As the commissioners discussed the legal review of the road agreement wind energy opponents thought was necessary for the project, a $300 million capital investment, to move . . .

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