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Randolph County Council Tuesday approved a multi-year extension for one to the two wind farms that had been due to begin construction in the county this year. ...Under the extension, NextEra would begin construction of the project by the end of 2017 and complete it by the end of 2018.
Huntington County commissioners agree that they want to hear more public input about the proposed Plum Tree wind farm project, but cut short talk about placing a moratorium on the developer's application.
Evans said Cline’s alleged financial interest in property which stands to earn lease payments from the Prairie Breeze project was irrelevant. Since Cline didn’t vote to purchase anything or obligate the county with a contract, he didn’t break the state’s criminal law against conflict of interest, Evans decided.
What happened? In May, E.ON Climate & Renewables canceled an appearance before Delaware County Council after receiving signals that the council would reject the company’s request for property tax abatement for a wind farm. At the same time, the city-county plan commission postponed for 2-3 years action on an ordinance to regulate wind farms, so the county could research the impact of other Indiana wind farms on property values.
The Tipton County Board of Zoning Appeals is requesting funding to hire an attorney to represent it in two court cases regarding the proposed Prairie Breeze Wind Farm.
No wind farms at all. That's the new stance of a group originally formed around opposition to the Prairie Breeze Wind Farm proposed for northwestern Tipton County. The Tipton County Citizens for Responsible Development was formed earlier in the year when the juwi Wind project was first announced and has concentrated its efforts in amending the county-wide ordinance to place greater restrictions on wind turbines.
BZA President Jerry Acres opened the meeting stating his opinion that the board should not consider modifying the setback requirement of 1,500 which was made a condition when the BZA approved a conditional use permit for the wind farm. The board voted 3-to-1 to deny the request from juwi Wind without conducting a public hearing or allowing testimony from the company, affected landowners and the public.
TIPTON - Tipton County paid its attorney more than $1,000 to prepare minutes from the meetings of the county council and county commissioners, an action that raised the ire of local residents.
The Tipton city Plan Commission is recommending the city council impose a moratorium on any wind farm development around the city until the end of 2014. The Plan Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to recommend a moratorium be put in place until Dec. 31, 2014 so that the city's wind farm ordinance can be reviewed and possibly amended.
The Plan Commission is expected to consider a recommendation to place a moratorium on any wind farms within the two-mile zoning jurisdiction around the city limits at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tipton County Courthouse.
EDF Renewable Energy, a third-party operator that maintains wind farms and has recently been working to develop its own, is terminating its lease agreements on nearly 10,381 acres in southeast Tippecanoe County after seven years of communication with property owners.
A state consumer rights organization is claiming that wind farm opponents in Howard and Tipton counties are spreading misinformation about wind energy. Development of wind farms in the two counties have been a topic of heated conversation between opponents and proponents of wind farms.
An agreement announced Monday between Indiana Michigan Power and EDP Renewables North America (EDPR) will result in the construction of a wind farm in Randolph County. I&M will add 200 megawatts (MW) of wind power to its generation portfolio.
Randolph County is in the running, but not Delaware County, for a wind farm or wind farms that would sell electricity to Indiana Michigan Power. I&M is expected to announce a decision as early as next week.
E.ON Climate &Renewables this week canceled an appearance before the council, from which it was scheduled to ask for property tax abatement for a wind farm. The reason? "In my opinion, they pulled the request off the table ...in my opinion, trust me, the council will most likely turn it down, most likely unanimously."
Wind farm opponents are applauding action taken Thursday by Tom Green, chairman of the city-county plan commission. On behalf of the commission's wind farm committee, Green urged county officials to study the impact of existing Indiana wind farms for at least two years before deciding how to regulate them in Delaware County.
The attorney for opponents of the proposed Prairie Breeze Wind Farm believe juwi Wind missed the deadline to modify setback requirements for the project. The Tipton County Board of Zoning Appeals on March 21 approved a conditional use permit for the proposed wind farm in Liberty and Jefferson townships ...The company submitted modifications to the BZA conditions May 23.
In the filing, juwi Wind is asking for a modification to the setback requirement to be no more than 1,400 feet from the residence of a non-participating property and 1,250 from the residence of a participating property owner. Juwi Wind further proposed a setback of 750 feet from a non-participating property line.
An opponent of the proposed Wildcat Wind Farm, slated for construction in eastern Howard County, said local officials are taking an uninformed risk in agreements reached with E.ON Climate & Renewables. Joe Russeau told the Howard County Commissioners Monday he questioned how the proposal was evaluated and how the public was notified of several meetings starting in 2009.
For nearly an hour the commissioners conducted a public hearing and allowed those in attendance to present new information for their consideration. Dennis Thornton from Bremen said, “I strongly encourage banning commercial wind turbines in Marshall County due to our high population density and known factual, not perceived, negative aspects and dangers of wind turbines.”