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Hoosier Renewable Energy Facts
Homegrown Natural Resources for Indiana
Renewable energy is homegrown, low cost and provides economic benefits.

 

Homegrown Natural Resources for Indiana

Renewable energy like solar and wind is growing in Indiana – but we can do better. 

  • Electricity generation from renewables is now lower than the cost of natural gas or coal, and will bring widespread economic growth to Indiana, according to a study from Ball State University.

  • As of August 2020, there are over 60 operational and planned solar and wind developments in Indiana.

  • In 2009, slightly more than 1% of Hoosier electric generation came from renewable energy; and by 2019 that number was up to 6.95%, primarily from local wind projects.

  • Indiana is ranked 36th in the U.S. for renewable energy generation, behind other states in the region, including Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Minnesota.

  • Indiana’s ability to offer renewable energy gives us a competitive edge in attracting industries that bring jobs and revenue to our towns. In 2019 nine of Indiana’s biggest companies requested better access to renewable energy.

  • According to a recent IU study examining preferences for renewable energy among different ideological groups (liberal, conservative and moderate), “… the broad consensus favored a future in which the nation primarily relied on renewable energy and used much less fossil fuel…”

  • Keep Indiana competitive and our economy growing with renewable energy.

  • Solar generation is expected to grow thirtyfold in Indiana to 16 gigawatts, compared to 500 megawatts we have now, but none of that is guaranteed without community and statewide support.

Keep Indiana competitive and our economy growing with renewable energy.

Solar generation is expected to grow thirtyfold in Indiana to 16 gigawatts, compared to 500 megawatts we have now, but none of that is guaranteed without your support.

Renewable Energy in Indiana

In the map below find major renewable energy projects throughout the state and their current status. Click here to see the map in more detail.

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Low-Cost, Reliable Renewable Energy

A common sense part of our economic growth 

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Local Benefits

Millions in additional tax revenue for schools, hospitals, first responders and roads

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Wind and Solar Energy Creates Local Jobs

Thousands of direct and indirect jobs are created by renewable projects.

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