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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 do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

September 19, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Invenergy asking state agency not to assume jurisdiction

ANDERSON – The owners of the proposed Lone Oak Solar Energy facility is requesting that the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission not assume jurisdiction. The company filed a petition with the IURC in July requesting the state agency not assume jurisdiction over the construction, ownership or operation of the solar energy facility in northern Madison County. Invenergy, the owner of the Lone Oak Solar Energy facility, is asking to be considered exempt because it is a wholesale generator of electricity. The . . . Complete story »

September 17, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Clinton Co. refuses to budge on wind farms, moratorium sticks despite E.ON’s push

Clinton County commissioners decided Monday to keep the county's current moratorium against wind power in place. This follows an effort by energy company E.ON to persuade residents of the benefits of lifting the ban and building turbines in the northeast region of the county. Complete story »

September 17, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Clinton County commissioners keep wind farm moratorium in place

Clinton County residents opposed to wind energy development prevailed Monday morning as county commissioners upheld a moratorium on wind farms. Lael Eason, who’s overseeing E.ON Energy’s investment in Clinton County, made one last plea to the commissioners and more than a hundred people at Frankfort’s public library, with many in the crowd wearing the red shirts signifying opposition to wind energy development. Eason bemoaned the spread of what he called misinformation on social media, claiming support for wind energy was . . . Complete story »

September 13, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Clinton County residents gather for wind farm presentation

The front lines of Indiana’s wind farm debate have returned to Clinton County, where residents gathered Thursday night to hear from researchers and industry experts hoping to build a wind farm there. E. ON Energy hosted a public information session hoping to dispel rumors about turbines’ impact on health, environment and the local economy. E. ON Midwest Director of Development Lael Eason says the goal was to start a dialogue with residents. “To figure out if a project is a . . . Complete story »

September 12, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy company ready to make a case for turbines to reluctant Clinton Co.

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. – The argument over whether to allow wind turbines in Clinton County has been turbulent, to say the least. The Chicago-based renewable energy company E.ON has been pursuing placing turbines in the county since 2013, when it first arrived to gauge support for a 39,000-acre project in the northeast part of Clinton County. E.ON is hosting an open house Thursday in Frankfort to address the backlash from Clinton County residents and a nonprofit group called Responsible Harvest. . . . Complete story »

September 12, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy company to present plans for wind farm

Wind farm developers are seeking public input for a possible wind farm in Clinton County. Developers at E.ON Energy will be hosting an open house Thursday to present these plans. Developers will be hosting an open house at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. It will run from 5-9 PM Thursday evening. They’re hoping to gain support on their plans to bring a new wind farm to the county. According to developers at E.On Energy, the plan would total a 250 million . . . Complete story »

August 28, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Weather experts confirm turbine impact on Doppler

PRINCETON – Weather experts last week confirmed to local officials some of the same concerns voiced in July to Gibson County Commissioners about a proposed wind farm’s potential impact on the Doppler radar tower in Gibson County. Notes were made available to Gibson County Commissioners and others from a private fact-finding meeting Aug. 20 with National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration experts and Gibson and Posey County officials. The meeting came after a Poseyville woman first spoke with . . . Complete story »

August 24, 2019 • Illinois, Indiana, KentuckyPrint storyE-mail story

Can wind turbines blow away Tri-State weather warnings?

When clouds turn dark and storm sirens blare, Doppler radar keeps spinning. It tells meteorologists what’s happening in the center of severe storms. Everyone in the Tri-State, including the Eyewitness News weather team, relies on Doppler to look ahead and issue warnings. But what if there was something blocking the eye in the sky? When it comes to turbines, there is never enough wind. But there is some worry about a proposed E.ON Energy wind farm in Posey and Gibson . . . Complete story »

August 20, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Yard signs opposed to proposed wind farm project are disappearing; authorities investigating

It’s generally a quiet town in Poseyville, but the debate over a wind farm has stirred things up in the rural community. Driving through town, you’ll see that divide through signs for and against the proposed project. Scott Fisher is a member of a group opposed to the wind farm called PoCo Wind. “We caught word that there was a company in the area looking at leasing farm ground,” Fisher said. As of recently, there have been less and less . . . Complete story »

August 15, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Schrödinger’s CAU

Henry County lawyers might need to consult with quantum physicists to figure out the legal status of a recent wind farm application. Like “Schrödinger’s cat” – the famous thought-experiment where unfortunate kitty is neither alive nor dead until someone actually proves it one way or the other – the case for Calpine’s proposed wind project in northwest Henry County is stuck in legal limbo. Background Calpine requested a commission approved use (CAU) June 4 to move forward with the construction . . . Complete story »

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