Blueggs Newsletter AUGUST 2019
Fowler Ridge wind farm, IN
A renewable energy development company, E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, has been proposing a 200-megawatt wind energy project with 47 to 81 wind turbines in Posey County, hoping to add approximately $38 million to this county over the next 30 years.
Wind power in the United States has developed quickly over the last decade and has led the world in power generation capacity along with China. Wind power generation in Indiana started in 2008 with construction of Indiana's first utility-scale wind power facility called Goodland. Capacity increased eightfold in 2009, with the construction of three more wind farms, Fowler Ridge, Meadow Lake, and Hoosier. Fowler Ridge is the largest wind farm in the Midwest and one of the largest farms in the world. These additions supported 3,000 to 4,000 jobs in Indiana.
Indiana has 2,317 megawatts of wind power capacity and ranked 12th in the United States in wind power generation in the second quarter of 2019 (U.S. Department of Energy). The amount is large enough to power about 500,000 households in the state.
Solar power generation in our state has also grown, however, its amount is still smaller than that from wind power. In June 2019, Indiana generated 55 thousand Megawatt-hours of electricity (24th in the U.S.) from solar panels and 482 thousand Megawatt-hours of electricity from wind turbines.
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Our First Annual Event-- 2019 Warrick County School Supply Recycling Challenge Was A Huge Success!
Thanks to you, we were able to divert over 300 pounds of waste from landfills, donate hundreds of new/unused school supplies to help children in need in Warrick County, help local teachers with more than a thousand of gently used school supplies, and create opportunities for children to become agents of positive change in our community.
We made a three-minute video to show you what we were able to accomplish this year. I am sure you will agree that together we made a difference in our community!
Please click the image below to watch the video or go to [https://youtu.be/2xCYaETJbbY].
This event would not have been a success without the support from our sponsors who really care about our community. Thank you.
To advance waste reduction and help more children and teachers in our community, we would like to scale up this program, making it three times bigger next year. We will invite six Warrick County elementary schools -- Castle, Chandler, Sharon, Newburgh, Yankeetown, and Boonville Elementary Schools -- to participate in this program next year. We sincerely hope that you will continue to support us in our future endeavors.
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Our Online Environmental Education Material:
Think Environment in Math 2019
Blueeggs Environmental Education Ltd. is a non-profit a 501(c)(3) organization based in Evansville, Indiana.
It is our mission is to increase children’s knowledge on environmental issues
while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills in Southwest Indiana.