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Commentary: Solar power’s halfway conversation

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Commentary: Solar power’s halfway conversation

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – He uses the same word again and again. Subsidy. Mark Maassel of the Indiana Energy Association relies on that word as if it were a form of punctuation. Maassel, Jesse Kharbanda of the Hoosier Environmental Council and I talk over the air about the solar energy bill that has […]

Commentary: Changes to Indiana’s solar policy misguided

Commentary: Changes to Indiana’s solar policy misguided

By Sanya Carley and David Konisky Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Indiana Senate Bill 309, introduced by Sen. Brandt Herschman, proposes to fundamentally change Indiana’s solar energy policy. The proposed modifications to the state’s net energy metering program are based on a lack of evidence and faulty logic, and would severely undermine the future of solar power […]

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Bill that riles solar industry passes House committee

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANPOLIS – A controversial bill to change the guidelines governing Hoosiers using alternative energy sources – including solar and wind power – passed a House Committee on Wednesday. House Bill 1320, authored by Rep. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, would establish a fixed rate to be paid by all alternative energy users and […]