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Delaware County still cool to wind farm?

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. 
25 Nov 2013

Tipton no place for wind farms; Opposition now wants a total ban on future developments

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.
20 Sep 2013

Open Door Law complaint filed against Tipton BZA

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.
9 Sep 2013

Wind farm coming to Randolph County

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.
11 Jun 2013

Turbine opponents say deadline missed

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.
30 May 2013

Wind farm battle turns personal; Opponents claim lack of due diligence by county officials.

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.
21 May 2013

Commissioners blow ccmmercial wind turbines out of the county

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.”
21 May 2013
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