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Tell Allen County Officials to Fight Energy Inflation and Vote "NO" on the Anti-Solar Ordinance

Solar Energy is the least costly form of new energy today.  Solar energy is affordable and new solar farms bring economic development and growth to nearby communities. It’s happening all over Indiana and can happen here too!

But your Allen County elected officials are about to say “NO” to affordable solar energy.

Allen County Elected Officials are considering an “anti-solar” ordinance that, if passed, will kill solar and continue to leave us at the mercy of skyrocketing energy prices.  The ordinance contains provisions that are more extreme than many other counties in Indiana who are now benefiting economically from renewable energy development.  If approved by the County Commissioners, the ordinance would slam the door shut on affordable solar energy.  Allen County would be waving the white flag in the fight against high energy prices.

We need to fight energy inflation and our Commissioners can do that by rejecting this ordinance!

Solar is good for our wallets – and our economy!

Tell Elected Officials  - Fight Energy Inflation and Vote  “no” on the Anti-Solar Ordinance

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Solar is Cheaper than Coal or Natural 

  • The unsubsidized price of solar energy dropped by 89% in 10 years and is less expensive than coal or natural gas.

  • Once a solar farm is built, there is no “fuel” cost since energy from the sun is free. Headlines we see today about skyrocketing energy prices are largely because the price of gas, oil or other fuels are increasing.  That is not a factor with solar energy!

  • The more solar energy on the grid, the more stable energy prices become.

  • If Americans want lower and more stable electricity costs, the answer is homegrown solar energy – energy we can make right here in Indiana – right here in Allen County

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Solar Brings Economic Growth to Nearby Communities

Solar farms provide farmers and surrounding communities a new source of income and revenue.  Hoosier counties that open the door to solar are welcoming economic opportunity ad growth.

Schools

  • Over 10 years, Randolph Southern Schools benefited with $1 million in capital infusion from renewable energy projects

  • Between 2008 and 2018, taxes on Benton County renewable energy projects have allowed the county to give $3 million to schools

 

Rural High-speed Internet

 

  • Border-to-border broadband service for Randolph County residents, funded by $4 million in renewable energy payments

  • Three-county project in western Indiana delivering fiber direct-to-home for 75% of the population

County Services and Infrastructure

  • EDP Renewables committed $300,000 to support local community projects in White County, which will go to support volunteer fire departments, community parks, downtown beautification, and more

  • Between 2008 and 2018, taxes on Benton County wind farms have allowed the county to give more money to medical services and $35 million for new roads
     

Hoosiers Share How Renewables Have Helped Their Communities

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