Commend Indiana Energy Company for New Wind Farm Construction

Target: Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence

Goal: Commend E-on Climate & Renewables for its work on the Indiana-based Wildcat Wind Farm.

After its completion of phase I of the Indiana-based Wildcat Wind Farm, E-on Climate & Renewables has announced its plans to begin on its second phase by the middle of 2013. Phase II of this project will consist of 40 to 60 wind turbines placed in Howard and Grant counties generating 100MW of energy. Commend E-on for its commitment to providing customers with clean emissions-free electricity.

Phase I of the Wildcat Wind Farm has been constructed in Tipton and Madison counties of Indiana. This section of the project provides 200MW of renewable wind energy generation, enough to power approximately 60,000 homes annually. E-on representatives reported that half of this energy is being sold to Indiana & Michigan Electric. The utility is splitting the 100MW between Indian and Michigan at a 40 to 60 ratio. The other half of Wildcat Phase I’s energy is being sold on a spot market, mostly to east coast customers.

Andy Melka, project manager for Wildcat Wind Farm, said that E-on is currently in the process of finalizing leasing agreements with property owners for the land needed to construct phase II. Construction work is in the planning phase and will begin this year. The company also plans for a 200MW phase III of the project in Howard County. So far, the Wildcat Wind Farm has created about 350 construction jobs, benefiting the local community. The company is already paying landowners between $500,000 and $750,000 on an annual basis for the portions of the project that have been completed, stimulating the local economy.

In the United States as a whole, E-on is producing 2,400MW of clean electricity from a number of projects. In the past four years the company has invested $4.5 billion in sustainable ventures. It has another 75 projects are in development in America that would provide approximately 10,000MW of power.

E-on Climate & Renewables has thoroughly demonstrated its commitment to providing customers with clean, sustainable energy alternatives in order to keep our environment pure. Its work on the Wildcat Wind Farm alone, when finished, will provide a total 500MW of power, avoiding the release of hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. These efforts should receive credit. Sign this petition to ask Indiana Governor Mike Pence to commend E-on Climate & Renewables for its achievement with the Wildcat Wind Project.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Pence,

The energy company E-on Climate & Renewables has begun moving forward with phase II of its Indiana-based Wildcat Wind Project. Phase I of this venture has already been completed and generates 200MW of clean, emissions-free energy for its customers. This is enough to power approximately 60,000 homes annually. Phase II of the project, for which the company is currently finalizing leasing agreements with landowners, will provide another 100MW of sustainable energy. Phase III is targeted for an additional 200MW. The areas of Indiana involved with this work are Howard, Grant, Tipton and Madison counties.

In the United States, E-0n generates a total of 2,400MW of renewable energy, and has 75 projects under development that will produce approximately 10,000MW. Indiana is part of this sustainable development with the Wildcat Wind Project. The work of this company prevents the emission of hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year and has generated many construction jobs for local communities. I urge you to commend E-on Climate & Renewables for its work in Indiana on the Wildcat Wind Project.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Ruth Rogers Ruth Rogers says:

    Signed! Please consider wood wind turbines and towers — as they are in use in Germany. Please also consider portable solar for every yard and/or roof.

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