Indiana communities find it pays to go green

Dec 31, 2009 Full story: The Indianapolis Star

FOWLER, Ind. -- Farmer Leon Cyr, a Benton County commissioner, has three huge wind turbines on his land -- one only about 1,000 feet from his house.

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Purdue47944

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Dec 31, 2009
Years of debate and planning did not bring to fruitation of windturbine's to generate energy to the towns in Benton County, which is needed to curtail the high expense of energy provided by NIPSCO (NI). NIPSCO has not purchased energy from the windfarms in Benton County.
Star Chamber

West Lafayette, IN

#4 Mar 9, 2010
Purdue47944 wrote: "NIPSCO has not purchased energy from the windfarms in Benton County."

Hasn't and won't. NIPSCO fought tooth and nail, for years, against wind energy, or any alternative to their monopoly. Every effort at forming a co-op has, likewise, been crushed. And they get every rate increase they demand because, guess what, the state "regulatory" agency is comprised of energy industry vets and cronies.
Hell, there would never have BEEN wind farms in Benton County if not for the juicy, ongoing payday for some of the commissioners, who stand to make tens of thousands for years from wind turbines on their land.
The only way Benton County can boast "We're #1!" is having some of the highest utility rates in the country.
Purdue47944

United States

#5 Mar 26, 2010
Star Chamber wrote:
Purdue47944 wrote: "NIPSCO has not purchased energy from the windfarms in Benton County."
Hasn't and won't. NIPSCO fought tooth and nail, for years, against wind energy, or any alternative to their monopoly. Every effort at forming a co-op has, likewise, been crushed. And they get every rate increase they demand because, guess what, the state "regulatory" agency is comprised of energy industry vets and cronies.
Hell, there would never have BEEN wind farms in Benton County if not for the juicy, ongoing payday for some of the commissioners, who stand to make tens of thousands for years from wind turbines on their land.
The only way Benton County can boast "We're #1!" is having some of the highest utility rates in the country.
This ought to be reported to the Federal Trade Commission and www.consumeraffairs.com . I would like to consult with you. Let me know if you are agreeable to a meeting.
Purdue47944

United States

#6 Mar 26, 2010
Star Chamber - Regarding your information - have you considered reporting your information to the Federal Trade Commission and to: www.consumeraffairs.com ? I would like to consult with you. Let me know if you are agreeable to a meeting.

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