Case Studies & Reports
Benton County, Indiana achieved great success after wind energy came to the county, reducing the tax burden on its residents while increasing and improving county services. A case study showing how wind energy has made the county a better place to live and work.
Wind Case Study Reducing Taxes while Funding Additional County Services – How O’Brien County Iowa Thrives with Wind Energy SHARE: Welcome to O’Brien County, Iowa
The Center for Infrastructure and Economic Development provides additional guidance on decommissioning to complement the Center for Rural Affairs’ decommissioning resource guide.
Landowners are stewards of their land, and when they support renewable energy projects, their top priority is to ensure that the land will remain arable in the future. Privately controlled drainage systems were implemented throughout Indiana to help increase crop yields and improve soil quality.
Maintaining the land itself through uses such as renewable energy ensures conservation of the farmland for future generations. Renewable energy projects harvest a crop just like other farming methods.