CAC: DESPITE OUTCRY, INDIANA SENATE PANEL VOTES TO END INDIANA NET METERING PROGRAM

Posted by Laura Arnold  /   February 16, 2017  /   Posted in 2017 Indiana General Assembly, Net Metering, solar, Uncategorized  /   No Comments

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February 16, 2017

 

DESPITE OUTCRY, INDIANA SENATE PANEL VOTES TO END INDIANA NET METERING PROGRAM

 INDIANAPOLIS – Despite more than six hours of testimony and countless faith groups, schools, municipalities and citizens opposed to Senate Bill 309, the Senate Utilities Committee this morning passed the legislation ending Indiana’s net metering program in the year 2022.

The bill, authored by Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek), has seen opposition from the coalition of groups due to the harm it would cause local governments, local schools, local churches and residents alike.

“We call on the Indiana Senate to immediately scrap this misguided bill,” said Kerwin Olson, Executive Director of Citizens Action Coalition. “Reasoning for Senate Bill 309’s passage fails to include data-driven information—and disallowing Hoosiers’ ability to partake in lowering energy costs by solar panels is simply unprincipled.”

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A fact sheet concerning SB309 is available here (PDF):

http://www.citact.org/sites/default/files/02-12-17%20SB309.pdf

 The mission of Citizens Action Coalition (CAC) is to initiate, facilitate and coordinate citizen action directed to improving the quality of life of all inhabitants of the State of Indiana through principled advocacy of public policies to preserve democracy, conserve natural resources, protect the environment, and provide affordable access to essential human services. CAC is dedicated to protecting ratepayers and advocating for affordable healthcare and a clean environment. CAC does this through canvassing, lobbying, community organizing and litigation.

 

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