Renewable Energy/Air Quality

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds: HB 1332
Authors: Representatives Culver (R-Goshen) and Sullivan (D-Indianapolis)

This bill will authorize local governments to establish PACE programs.

Where is it now?
HB 1332 was originally assigned to the House Local Government committee, then reassigned to the House Environmental Affairs committee.  While HB 1332 did receive a hearing, the committee never voted on the bill, effectively killing it for this legislative session. To ensure passage of PACE next session, please contact your legislators and urge them to support it in the 2013 session.

Other Energy Bills

Hydrofracking: HB 1107
Author: Representative Koch (R-Bedford)

HB 1107 will require the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to adopt rules for the disclosure of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluids for oil and gas wells.

If you haven’t heard about fracking, here’s a good introduction by biologist Dr. Sandra Steingraber of Ithaca College:

Where is it now?
HB 1107 passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, and has been signed into law by Governor Daniels.

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