Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
You are here: Home KySEA Blog Indiana Legislator Introduces Feed-in Tariff Bill
Navigation
Why did you join KySEA?
Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club

"The Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club is dedicated to the goal of moving to a new energy future, one weaned away from carbon-based sources of energy and that defends instead on renewable, sustainable energy sources and that maximizes energy efficiency."

Read more...

View more
 

Indiana Legislator Introduces Feed-in Tariff Bill

by Nancy Reinhart — last modified Jan 18, 2010 02:55 PM

 

From Renewable Energy World 
comes this interesting news:


On January 7, 2009, a key legislator in Indiana introduced a proposal to establish a comprehensive system of “feed-in tariffs,” designed to spur the rapid development of jobs and in-state renewable energy generation.


A feed-in tariff is a fancy name for a guaranteed rate that utility companies can be required to pay for approved types of in-state renewable energy generation. This approach has been used successfully in many places to encourage private investment in renewable energy facilities and systems. The costs are covered by a small charge on all utility customers bills.
Sustainable energy legislation, including a proposed feed-in tariff, is expected to be introduced in Kentucky during the 2010 legislative session. More information about the concept of feed-in tariffs is available in this white paper commissioned by the Kentucky Conservation Committee.


The legislation proposed in Indiana has a number of unique features. The bill would provide different rates for renewable energy projects that qualify for federal incentives and those that don’t – a provision that helps non-profits and individuals who can’t benefit from large income tax credits because their incomes aren’t large. It also contains a system of different rates for wind energy that is based on the quality of the wind resource in a particular area. This is intended to spread development of wind turbines across the state and avoid concentrations in only the windiest areas. There is also a special rate for small residential-scale wind turbines. The legislation establishes guaranteed rates for a range of wind, solar, hydro and biomass technologies, excluding biomass from forestry and coal-bed methane gas.


Document Actions
Calendar of Events

Larger version

Clean energy stories
Solar Energy Successes in Kentucky Solar Energy Successes in Kentucky

From Bowling Green to Rockcastle County, the case studies presented here about solar energy are amazing. They present concrete examples of the feasibility and the benefits of residential and commercial solar energy use in Kentucky.

Read more...

View more