It’s high time our elected officials recognize that ratepayers and taxpayers are the same people. Ratepayers deserve a voice!
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At a time when everybody is being asked to do more with less, utility profits are soaring and now NIPSCO wants you to pay even more!
There is currently a bill under consideration, SB560, in the Indiana Senate which will effectively guarantee that captive gas and electric ratepayers will face enormous increases in their monthly bills. This legislation will essentially eliminate regulatory protections already in place for Indiana consumers and will shift almost all of the costs and risk of operating a monopoly utility company onto captive ratepayers.
On January 24, a little under a hundred folks made their way to the Indiana History Center to make their voices heard regarding IPL's current plan to raise electric rates.
Some joined the Sierra Club protest before the hearing; some just came to speak to regulators about giving more money to IPL to continue to prop up old, outdated coal plants.
Today, a coalition of consumer and environmental groups filed notice with the Indiana Court of Appeals of their intention to appeal the approval of the settlement in the controversial Duke Energy Edwardsport IGCC proceeding by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC).
It is CAC’s firm belief that energy must be safely and reliably delivered to Hoosiers at the least-cost possible. Consumer-oriented energy policies that create investment in renewables and energy efficiency make sense as the costs of coal and nuclear energy become more expensive.