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IndianaLike most states in the Midwest, Indiana has bountiful wind resources. The Hoosier State is 13th in the U.S. in installed wind energy capacity, and it is home to 21 industrial plants that manufacture components for wind turbines.1
Source:
American Wind Energy Association
http://bit.ly/1CYhCTh


There are several pro-renewable policies currently in place in Indiana. Renewable energy systems are exempt from property taxes. Certain wind turbine components are exempt from Indiana’s sales tax, and the state has several tax incentives meant to encourage biofuels production.2 That support has paid off: the state is one of the nation’s leading producers of biofuels, pumping out over 1.2 billion gallons per year.3
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 2015
http://1.usa.gov/1N8hhyz


However, all is not well on the policy front. Indiana also has a renewable portfolio standard, but it is a voluntary standard and partly encompasses non-renewable technologies like nuclear and “clean coal.”4
Source:
DSIRE, August 2014
http://bit.ly/19li0gI
And the state recently repealed “Energizing Indiana,”5
Source:
Indianapolis Business Journal, March 24
http://bit.ly/1FV13qa
its energy efficiency program that supported nearly 1,500 jobs and saved state ratepayers $80 million.6
Source:
Sierra Club, March 2014
http://bit.ly/19ljsQ5
The future of the efficiency industry in Indiana is now unclear. Learn more about energy in Indiana with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

  Jul 02, 2014  |    Indianapolis Star


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