The decision could help clear a path for the construction of a 780-power line from the wind farms of western Kansas across Missouri and Illinois to Indiana. It would then connect to a power grid serving eastern states.
A county in northern Indiana is considering new restrictions that could hinder a proposed wind farm that would bring 75 power generating turbines to the area.
Wind turbines accidentally kill threatened species of bats in Indiana every year.
The Howard County Board of Commissioners has terminated an agreement with energy company E.On, citing market changes and dissent from residents.
The CEO of an alternative energy company trying to invest in Tipton County says he wishes the county’s rules would have made the process smoother.
A USDA study shows there is ample land at Indiana airports for solar farms, wind turbines or biofuel crops.