Eric Holcomb on Energy & Oil



Building largest solar farm in US on 13,000 acres

We're putting new energy into new energy. More and more solar projects are cropping up all across our state. After I visited Tel Aviv last year, Israel-based Doral Renewables announced they were building the largest solar farm in the United States on 13,000 acres in Starke and Pulaski counties. Eventually, it will generate enough electricity to power hundreds of thousands of homes, all by cultivating the sun.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Indiana legislature , Jan 11, 2022

Delayed coal plant closures; ended credits for solar/wind

Q: Address as a top priority by taxing or limiting greenhouse gas output?

Eric Holcomb: No. Signed a bill delaying coal plant closures and a bill ending financial credits to solar and wind owners who send excess power back to the grid.

Woody Myers: Yes. Will speed retirement of coal plants with new jobs for coal workers, set up greenhouse gas reduction targets and support new renewables.

Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 Indiana Gubernatorial race , Nov 3, 2020

Coal reduces our dependency on foreign sources of energy

Candidate Obama said he would 'fundamentally transform' America. And he wasn't kidding. In his unmasked war on coal, President Obama has failed to work through the people's representatives in Congress but rather has gone around them and the Supreme Court by issuing costly and naive executive rulings that will cost Hoosier jobs and cause home energy bills to rise.

His agencies have become instruments of command and control into our daily lives and will undoubtedly hurt Hoosiers who can't afford those coming hikes in their monthly energy bills.

Making America safer, stronger and freer requires we limit our dependency on foreign sources of energy, which necessitates supporting home-grown energy such as coal here in Southern Indiana. The future growth and sustainability of our Hoosier economy depends on coal, and I look forward to proposing Indiana-grown ideas to further develop the natural resources we have to meet the energy needs of today and tomorrow."

Source: 2016 Indiana Senate campaign website, HolcombForIndiana.com , Aug 3, 2015

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