Like most states in the Midwest, Indiana has bountiful wind resources. The Hoosier State is 13th in the U.S. in installed wind energy capacity, and it is home to 21 industrial plants that manufacture components for wind turbines.1
There are several pro-renewable policies currently in place in Indiana. Renewable energy systems are exempt from property taxes. Certain wind turbine components are exempt from Indiana’s sales tax, and the state has several tax incentives meant to encourage biofuels production.2
That support has paid off: the state is one of the nation’s leading producers of biofuels, pumping out over 1.2 billion gallons per year.3
However, all is not well on the policy front. Indiana also has a renewable portfolio standard, but it is a voluntary standard and partly encompasses non-renewable technologies like nuclear and “clean coal.”4
And the state recently repealed “Energizing Indiana,”5
its energy efficiency program that supported nearly 1,500 jobs and saved state ratepayers $80 million.6
The future of the efficiency industry in Indiana is now unclear.
Learn more about energy in Indiana with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States