Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Indiana Reublicans Want to Curb Solar Energy Presumably to Get More Pollution

More Pollution, Higher Costs, a Conservative's Dream

The state of Indiana is controlled by conservative Republicans and about the only good thing to happen there recently was that their imbecilic Governor  left for Washington (okay bad news for the rest of us). But now the state has conitinued on without Penceman, and has decided to try and kill the solar industry in the state.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The benefit currently available to those who install solar panels will be sharply curtailed in the coming years, under a bill backed by Indiana's powerful utility companies that was signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb on Tuesday.
Driven by the plunging costs for sun-generated power, investor-owned utilities across the U.S. are looking to carve out a share of the market. But critics contend the new Indiana law is part of a broader nationwide push to muscle out smaller companies.
"Utilities absolutely understand there are benefits from putting solar on the grid, they just want to control it," said Ryan Zaricki, president of the Evansville-based solar panel installation company, Whole Sun Designs. "It's not an immediate death blow to our business, but next year is going to be much tougher."
Solar power provides only about 1 percent of the country's energy — and even less in Indiana. But the industry is growing rapidly and employed 260,077 workers nationwide, according to 2016 statistics from the Solar Foundation.

Yep, anti clean air, anti job creaton, pro pollution. Just another day at the office for Republicans.

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