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The town council of this southwestern Henry County community is considering a request to officially oppose development of wind farms.
Wind turbines standing 600 feet high could be going up in Berrien County, but everyone involved cautions there are many hurdles to clear and it would be years before the project could become a reality. ...For wind turbines to go up in Weesaw Township, though, a ban on commercial wind farms would have to be lifted.
The same opposition that spurred the Ohio law can be found in Indiana, where some county officials are taking steps to make their communities unattractive to wind farm developers, with setback restrictions or outright bans.
Richardson said the company will honor its obligations to the county and repay money for failing to create jobs in return for funds to develop the business. The company was originally to create 410 jobs, and paid $375,000 in penalties last year for failing to meet numbers.
In a May 21 letter to the News-Press, NextEra manager Jeremy Ferrell encouraged residents to get the facts about wind energy rather than hearken to “myths and fears.” So, I have some facts to share.
A wind-farm aversion is driving a handful of other rural counties — including some that already have turbines — to put moratoriums on any future development as local debate unfolds. “They’re losing favor all over the state,” said Campbell, who’s now working with like-minded opposition in other communities.
At issue is a series of text messages between an Apex employee and a local resident, parts of which were posted on Facebook. In the texts, the Apex employee asks the local resident to “work on Kim (Cronk) for me.” The resident then asks, “Might there be a job for me with Apex/Flat Rock in the future?” The Apex employee responded, “Deliver Kim and we will talk!”
The Calpine Corporation intends to build 80-100 turbines for a 200 megawatt wind farm. The proposed Big Blue River Wind Farm would include the townships of Greensboro, Jefferson, Harrison and Prairie. But some Henry County residents oppose it.
Rachel White, Henry County zoning administrator, said she received notice of an indefinite continuance from the law firm representing Calpine, the company that owns the wind project. ...Many area residents have voiced opposition to the project. More than 150 people attended a community meeting earlier this month to discuss it.
The company exploring the possibility of placing wind turbines in northwest Henry County has taken a step forward in the lengthy process involved.
Roughly three months after receiving the green light from Fayette County, a proposed wind farm project is still in search of a buyer for the electricity it would produce. ...The project also has another question mark, for while it has received its special exception permits in both Fayette and Henry counties, the situation in Rush County is a different story.
A wind farm with about 140 wind turbines scattered around Macon County is cause for great debate and homeowners said they don't want them placed in their yards.
The Henry County Planning Commission has voted unanimously to grant Whitewater Wind's request for up to eight wind turbines in Dudley Township. About 50 people attended ...The next step for Whitewater Wind is to participate in similar meetings in Fayette and Rush counties, which are also included in the wind farm plans. The company is considering placing 77 wind turbines, including 43 in Fayette, 25 in Rush, and as many as eight in Henry County.
The Brevini companies — which relocated their U.S. offices here from Illinois —never employed more than about 60 workers. The company is now paying the price for that job-creation failure: On Tuesday, the county commissioners and Brevini acknowledged to The Star Press that the company will pay the county $375,000 for failing to meet job-creation goals of hiring 200 workers by the end of 2014.
Culver's town council aimed for a compromise in regards to a much-debated ordinance governing specifics of WECS (Wind Energy Conversion Systems, popularly known as personal-use windmills or wind turbines) in Culver, at the council's Feb. 24 meeting.
A Florida energy company seeking to construct wind turbines in Fayette County will be in Connersville tonight to provide an update on and discuss obtaining zoning permits for the project.
Indiana lawmakers yesterday passed legislation that would lower net metering rates and tax solar energy consumers, despite strong opposition from renewable energy advocates who claim the bill is designed to kill the state’s solar industry. The bill, approved by the Indiana state House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee, would reduce the amount utilities must pay to consumers for excess energy generated by residential solar systems.
“The information that’s available now compared to two years ago is significant. The effects of the low frequency sounds, whether it’s 1,000 feet away or a half mile away or sometimes even a mile away is much more significant than anyone thought because we don’t hear it, the brain feels it the brain reacts to it and usually it results in sleeplessness and can aggravate existing conditions.”
E.ON Climate & Renewables had until the last day of 2014 to start pouring concrete for the second phase of its Wildcat Wind Farm, which would have added wind turbines in western Grant County and neighboring Howard County. The deadline was part of the terms of the green-energy company’s economic development agreement with the commissioners.
E.ON Climate & Renewables had until the last day of 2014 to start pouring concrete for the second phase of its Wildcat Wind Farm.