"A bill backed by farmers and environmental groups that establishes a voluntary carbon market in the state unanimously passes the Senate Natural Resources Committee...
SB 373 was brought to the Senate Natural Resources Committee with the help of former Sen. Mark Stoops, who sponsored an earlier version of the bill, and groups like Carbon Neutral Indiana."
See also these two blog posts:
- Carbon Farming and Forestry Bill (Indiana SB 373)
- Carbon Neutral Indiana to Present to State of Indiana's Study Committee (Sept 16, 2020)
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"Energy dependence, on the other hand, is the effect of SEA 309, the 2017 state law that phases out net metering of consumer-generated solar energy. This cynical law hampers one industry while passive aggressively buttressing another.
Essentially ghostwritten by utility lobbyists, the law was shepherded by Sen. Brandt Hershman, who, soon after the law was passed, his industry credentials burnished, flew the coop to Washington to be a lobbyist himself...
Solar providers can barely keep up with the surge in demand. Outfits like Solar United Neighbors of Indiana are marketing solar buyers clubs. And a new initiative called Carbon Neutral Indiana is enticing Hoosiers to analyze and offset their carbon footprints with investments in forest preservation and solar [Disclosure: the author is a member of both].
Although it was designed to keep the solar genie in the bottle, SEA 309 has forced the genie out." -Anne Laker
Fun! Tyler Kanczuzewski of Inovateus Solar invited Daniel Poynter of Carbon Neutral Indiana to tour their 16 MW solar project. They are going to plant pollenizers everywhere. Solar panels and butterflies / bees... on 80 acres. Stay tuned for more news about CNI + Inovateus.
This Feb the Senate Natural Resources Committee will discuss a proposed climate bill (Indiana SB 373). It's had exciting bipartisan support.
Our working group will have a 1 pager ready soon. We'll share it here.
Essentially, it would enable Indiana farmers and forest owners to be paid to sequester carbon. It's a 100% voluntary and 100% revenue neutral.
Where would the money come from? Read more below.
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