Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy

Current Campaigns

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!

At $9 billion, Prairie State threatens the electric rates of millions of electric customers - including many Hoosiers.

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Overpaying and Underperforming: The Edwardsport IGCC Project (2/03/15)

November 21, 2014

Our latest fact sheet on Duke Energy (Edwardsport & Smart Meters 5-12-14)

In the Media

May 13, 2011

Background

AEP owns I&M. American Electric Power is a huge utility holding company that owns utilities in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisana, Texas, and Oklahoma. Their headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.

Cook Nuclear Power Plant Court Case

May 4, 2011

Leucadia is an out-of-state, multi-national, speculative venture corporation, headquartered in New York City (with offices in Utah and California). They want to build a coal-to-gas plant in Spencer County, just outside of Rockport, IN. They originally wanted to turn coal into synthetic or substitute natural gas (SNG), and force Indiana natural gas utility customers to foot the bill. They also want to make some electricity with this plant to sell on the wholesale market to other utilities.

December 10, 2009

At the Indiana Carbon Capture and Sequestration Summit in September 2008, Duke Energy President Jim Rogers claimed that he would bring the new Edwardsport coal-fired power plant online at or under budget. So Mr. Rogers I must ask, what exactly is that budget?

In September of 2006, Duke placed the costs at $1.3-$1.6 billion. By November 2007, costs escalated to $1.985. Six short months later, $365 million was added to the price tag raising the project to $2.35 billion.

September 8, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 8, 2009

Contact:
James Gignac, 312-251-1680 x147 (office), 312-771-9991 (cell)
Grant Smith, 317-205-3535
John Blair, 812-464-5663

July 7, 2009

Executive Summary:

This research paper focuses on the arguments between cap and trade versus a carbon tax. A literature survey of over fifty news and web articles, and opinion pieces were used. This issue is fast changing in public policy as a cap and trade system has gained political ground. A carbon tax would be much more effective in reducing carbon emissions, so we must work now to influence our policy-makers to take this route. 

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