The Howard County Commissioners have increased the distance wind turbines must be set back from houses and put a moratorium on new developments.
Tipton County officials have decided not to accept any new applications for wind farm construction until after a public hearing.
The tax credits will benefit E-on Climate and Renewables and juwi, two energy companies building wind farms in Indiana.
If it’s not renewed, companies that own those farms will have to pay more in corporate income taxes.
County officials say they’ll have to take some risks if they agree to the tax break.
A company is beginning the development of a wind farm in Madison and Tipton counties, but it could stop expansion if its tax credits are not renewed.
A bill on its way to the Indiana House would mandate that 10 percent of Indiana power come from renewable sources by 2020.
Purdue is taking a green step into more environmentally friendly energy options.