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Indiana leaders meet at Statehouse to discuss ways to bring energy costs down

You have probably looked at your utility bill and been angry with how it keeps increasing. Several leaders from around Indiana met at the Statehouse last week to discuss ways to bring those costs down.
Patrick Regan is the President of Crossroads Solar in South Bend. He spoke in front of a group of renewable energy advocates and sponsors of Renewable Energy Day. He said the cost of your utilities could be better regulated by Indiana’s legislature.
“I put the blame not on utility managers who are trying to maximize profit, but rather the people who are in the legislature who don’t control the excess pursuit of profit,” said Regan.
He says there are several ways the utility companies pass the cost on to their customers.
“They force the consumer, whether it is a resident or a commercial application, to either pay the cost of funding the utility companies or make the costly choice of not finding an alternative structure for your power. Those are things our legislature could control, but they refuse to do so,” said Regan.
Regan said his organization could produce a lot more jobs at Crossroads Solar if the state would have better policies regarding solar power and alternative energy.
“From my vantage point, our legislators are either enamored with or beholden to the utility industry. That has to change,” said Regan.
Several renewable energy advocates and leaders met with legislators Thursday afternoon.

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Charles U Farley January 30, 2023 at 10:52 am

“I put the blame not on utility managers who are trying to maximize profit, but rather the people who are in the legislature who don’t control the excess pursuit of profit,” said Regan.

Bashning on profits, even as he is trying to maximize the profit for his crappy solar company by getting sweetheart subsidies in the legislation:

“Regan said his organization could produce a lot more jobs at Crossroads Solar if the state would have better policies regarding solar power and alternative energy.”

Typical green grift. If solar was worth it, subsidies would not be needed.

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Thor January 31, 2023 at 7:01 am

Of course the solar energy dude is bashing profits and asking for centralized government control of the energy industry…it’s how unprofitable people make a profit.

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