Wendy Bredhold

Vectren eyes Spencer County for solar array

Mar 13, 2018

Vectren has selected a site in Spencer County for a 50-megawatt solar farm. 

In a news release, the Evansville-based utility company announced it has selected First Solar Incorporated to build the solar array in Troy.

Vectren said the array will be situated on about 300 acres and will consist of about 150,000 solar panels.

The array will be mounted on a single-axis tracking system, which enables the panels to automatically pivot to enhance energy generation as the sun’s rays move across the surface of the Earth.

Inauguration Day inclusion rally planned for Evv

Jan 18, 2017

A community rally for diversity and inclusion is planned for Inauguration Day in Downtown Evansville.

Within hours of Donald Trump taking the oath of office in Washington D.C., a rally called “With Liberty and Justice for All” will begin at the Four Freedoms Monument.

Wendy Bredhold is one of the organizers. She tells WNIN News the event starts at 3 p.m. Friday and will include a number of speakers, music and poetry, and a march to Central Library, where several groups will be tabled to connect people with resources.

Evansville woman recommends Facebook "detox"

Mar 29, 2016

Many of us can’t imagine life without Facebook. But a local woman took a break from the social media site and found it liberating.

Wendy Bredhold says she decided to log-off Facebook at the beginning of the year, and stayed off the site until this month.

She tells WNIN’s John Gibson that the Facebook “detox” felt good. She says she found a new appreciation for her privacy.

Bredhold also wonders about the future of social media. She says more and more young people are expressing privacy concerns.

IDEM hearing on A.B. Brown Wednesday evening

Mar 22, 2016

A public hearing is set for Wednesday evening in Mt. Vernon to discuss a plan to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions. 

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has proposed emission limits for Vectren's A.B. Brown power plant, after the EPA listed Posey County among regions with plants exceeding emission standards.

The Sierra Club’s Wendy Bredhold rejects IDEM’s proposed emission limits. 

She tells WNIN that IDEM’s plan ignores other sources of sulfur dioxide in the region.

Owensboro plant closure a "win"

Sep 23, 2015

Environmentalists are calling the planned closure of an Owensboro power plant a victory. 

Owensboro Municipal Utilities has announced that it will shut down Unit 1 of the Elmer Smith Power Plant sometime between 2019 and 2021.

Former Evansville City Council member Wendy Bredhold now works for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. She tells WNIN that the plant closure is a positive. She says it wasn't producing energy for the local community.