Indiana governor delivers blow to solar industry

May 4, 2017 by  
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The solar industry provides three times as many jobs in the state of Indiana as natural gas, but governor Eric Holcomb doesn’t seem to care. Despite Department of Energy statistics that show the industry’s potential benefits to his constituents, Holcomb just signed a bill reducing incentives for solar power , impacting both installers and customers. Holcomb signed Senate Bill 309 this week. It’s better than a previous variant, which would have treated homeowners as power plants and consumers simultaneously, requiring them to sell all of the power generated on their own rooftops at the wholesale rate, around four cents per kilowatt-hour (kwh), and then buy it back at the retail rate of about 11 cents per kwh. That version didn’t go through; but the new bill hits net metering , or the opportunity for homeowners to sell excess energy at the retail rate in Indiana. Now they can only sell it at just above the wholesale rate. Related: Solar power now provides twice as many jobs as coal in U.S. That’s not all. Utilities can now charge those homeowners with rooftop solar an extra fee for “energy delivery costs.” Some people think the bill’s ambiguous language also ends net metering entirely for people obtaining power from community solar, or those leasing their panels. People who get rooftop solar installed after 2022 won’t be able to benefit from net metering at all; neither will those people who replace or expand the system they have now after 2017. The public were against the bill, according to Hoosier Environmental Council executive director Jesse Kharbanda who said, “Ask Republicans , ‘What kind of feedback are you getting from your constituents?’ They’ll tell us that they have gotten dozens and dozens of calls opposing the bill, but zero supporting the bill.” Solar installer Paul Steury of Indiana-based Photon Electric said the law could hurt sales since it’s stripped away incentives. He said he knows many representatives who didn’t listen to the people. Indiana rooftop solar owner Lanette Erby told Nexus Media, “We’re currently on an inverter with the electric company, but obviously if the net metering bill were to go through, we’d be purchasing battery backups. That’s where we’re at. The same kind of legislation killed the solar industry in a couple of other states…which is terrible because it’s creating so many jobs.” Via Nexus Media Images via Rectify Solar Facebook

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How going green is making Rust Belt cities more liveable, sustainable

June 21, 2016 by  
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In Rust Belt cities like Gary, Indiana, green initiatives are not only benefitting the environment, but also the economy.

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June 21, 2016 by  
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In places like Gary, Indiana, green initiatives are benefiting the environment and the economy.

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Indianapolis artists leave their mark with tiny free libraries

November 6, 2015 by  
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UFO-shaped Futuro prefab pod lands in London

November 6, 2015 by  
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Is the Christian Coalition solar power’s most unlikely new ally?

February 25, 2015 by  
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A fight over net metering for Indiana solar power users just got a lot more interesting, after the ‘yes’ side took on an unlikely ally–the Christian Coalition of America. The Washington Post reports that the head of the Christian Coalition wrote a blog post in favor of solar energy and the Indiana fight to allow solar producers to sell their power back to the grid and lower their energy bills. Read the rest of Is the Christian Coalition solar power’s most unlikely new ally? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , christian coalition of america , eric koch , Indiana , indiana energy association , naacp , net metering , roberta combs , Solar Power , tusk

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An amazing 650-foot-long undulating green roof tops this Parisian lab

February 25, 2015 by  
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Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer

May 14, 2013 by  
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Farming will never be the same after the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto in a seed patenting case against an Indiana farmer that some had hoped would break the company’s monopoly on modern agriculture. Monsanto sued Vernon Bowman after he purchased their Roundup Ready Soybeans from a grain elevator to plant a late second crop, The Guardian reports . Bowman argued that the patent was exhausted since he bought the seeds from a third party, but the corporate giant said he had agreed not to save any of the harvest for replanting when he entered into a contract to purchase their seeds. Justice Elena Kagan agreed that patent exhaustion did not apply in this case and the court ordered Bowman to pay $84,456. Read the rest of Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Environment , farming , genetically modified organisms , GMO , Indiana farmer , Indiana Farmer loses to Monsanto , Monsanto , News , patent exhaustion , roundup ready , Supreme Court agriculture case , US seed patenting        

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Farming will never be the same after the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto in a seed patenting case against an Indiana farmer that some had hoped would break the company’s monopoly on modern agriculture. Monsanto sued Vernon Bowman after he purchased their Roundup Ready Soybeans from a grain elevator to plant a late second crop, The Guardian reports . Bowman argued that the patent was exhausted since he bought the seeds from a third party, but the corporate giant said he had agreed not to save any of the harvest for replanting when he entered into a contract to purchase their seeds. Justice Elena Kagan agreed that patent exhaustion did not apply in this case and the court ordered Bowman to pay $84,456. Read the rest of Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Environment , farming , genetically modified organisms , GMO , Indiana farmer , Indiana Farmer loses to Monsanto , Monsanto , News , patent exhaustion , roundup ready , Supreme Court agriculture case , US seed patenting        

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Farming will never be the same after the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto in a seed patenting case against an Indiana farmer that some had hoped would break the company’s monopoly on modern agriculture. Monsanto sued Vernon Bowman after he purchased their Roundup Ready Soybeans from a grain elevator to plant a late second crop, The Guardian reports . Bowman argued that the patent was exhausted since he bought the seeds from a third party, but the corporate giant said he had agreed not to save any of the harvest for replanting when he entered into a contract to purchase their seeds. Justice Elena Kagan agreed that patent exhaustion did not apply in this case and the court ordered Bowman to pay $84,456. Read the rest of Monsanto Wins $84,456 in US Supreme Court Case Against an Indiana Farmer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Environment , farming , genetically modified organisms , GMO , Indiana farmer , Indiana Farmer loses to Monsanto , Monsanto , News , patent exhaustion , roundup ready , Supreme Court agriculture case , US seed patenting        

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