NEW CASTLE — A group of concerned citizens have joined together to form Responsible Wind, an Indiana based non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on issues that may arise in communities that are or may become home to industrial wind development.
“It is important that people understand the issues that come with industrial wind plant development,” Responsible Wind Executive Director Melissa Elmore said. “Area residents should be aware of their local wind energy conversion systems ordinances and zoning laws. Many communities find out too late that they have no protection from improper turbine siting and excessive noise levels due to inadequate setback laws. We want to provide information to help communities ensure wind power plant development is implemented in the right way to protect local citizens.”
The group plans to host a series of educational events on industrial wind development beginning with an Oct. 15, 2016 program called Word on Wind: Sound & Noise. The program will take place at Bundy Auditorium, 601 Parkview Drive, New Castle, IN 47362. The time of the event is 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
About Responsible Wind
Responsible Wind educates communities on industrial wind development, commonly known as wind farms. We are a group of citizens who believe that the safety of area residents is of utmost importance. Our efforts are focused on ensuring citizens are informed, prepared, and able to act effectively to protect their homes and surroundings with responsible wind energy practices. Responsible Wind is an Indiana based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. More information is available at www.responsiblewind.net.