Campaign corner: Dwight Fish wants the state to encourage new energy July 7, 2010
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Campaign corner: Dwight Fish wants the state to encourage new energy.
The state needs to encourage northern Indiana companies that sell wind turbines, anaerobic gas-powered electric resources and other energy sources to expand, according to Dwight Fish, Democratic candidate for state representative District 21.
Those energy sources can bring jobs to the area, he said.
Fish recently attended an information-gathering session of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission recently in South Bend and came to the conclusion that “we need to encourage distributed energy production to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.”
Fish said that current commission rules restrict the ability to feed electricity back to the grid and utilities discourage doing so by tacking on unreasonable fees and capping the amount that can be produced. A more vibrant market in electricity production can result in more economic growth in northern Indiana, he said, because cheaper electricity makes it easier for our native industries to thrive.
Elkhart Truth Staff