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Exclusive Webinar:  How Renewables will Grow Indiana - and What You Can Do

February 24, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Eastern

Register Now for Online Webinar

Renewable energy projects are pumping economic development dollars into many rural Hoosier communities, but sometimes face stiff local opposition.

Join our exclusive, free webinar offered for Hoosiers for Renewables supporters, “How Renewables will Grow Indiana and What You Can Do.” 


Participants will receive a free Hoosiers for Renewables ballcap or lapel pin!









  • The Plummeting Cost of renewable energy

  • Economic Benefits to Hoosier communities

  • Impact of renewable energy on Hoosier competitiveness

  • Local success stories

  • Renewable energy and property values, farmland use and local schools

  • Facts verses myths of renewable energy projects

  • How you can make a difference

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Steve Eberly
Executive Director




Steve Eberly, whose family operates a cow-calf farming enterprise in Pine Village, Indiana, is the Executive Director of Hoosiers for Renewables.


He has spent his life working to make his community better, as a County Commissioner, a member of the County Council, and as the Warren County Director Economic Development. Steve has been an active member of multiple regional and statewide organizations to promote economic growth in rural Indiana particularly with a passion for renewable energy and the benefits it provides to rural communities. 


Steve’s roots in Central Indiana run deep.  After graduating from Purdue, he stayed at the University as its Director of Food Stores – managing all facets of the enterprise for three decades before taking over as Warren County’s Director of Economic Development. For 11 years, Steve led many projects, including negotiating the $400M Jordan Creek Wind Energy agreement. 


He and his wife, Jean, have been married for 46 years, and have two children and three grandchildren.



Connie Neininger
Assistant Director



A veteran of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Connie Neininger now serves as the Assistant Director of Hoosiers for Renewables. Connie is an advocate of rural economic development and renewable energy and her private consultant business – CN Consulting LLC – provides expertise in these fields.  


Before launching her own company, Neininger worked on economic development and international trade with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, and prior to that held economic development roles in Cass and White counties. As an economic developer, she led the process to orient both landowners and the public-at-large regarding the tremendous economic opportunity from wind energy projects, including the first four phases of the Meadow Lake Wind Farm. Connie also spent nearly two decades in the banking industry helping, among other things, organize the White County Community Foundation.


Connie is married to her husband, Ross, and they have one daughter and two granddaughters.


What You Will Get from the Webinar


How to Work Together to Improve our Communities


Join 20,000 Hoosiers like you standing up for renewable energy projects and the local economic benefits they bring.


Access to Information and Insight You Can’t Find Anywhere else


We share thoughts and facts from local leaders, Ball State and Purdue University experts.


Tools You Can Use to Make a Difference 


We offer resources to help you be an effective advocate for renewable energy projects that benefit your community.

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