Current Campaigns in Energy Policy

NIX THE FIX! Say NO to higher monthly fixed charges!

There’s a disturbing trend developing in Indiana. As a result of slow electric load growth due to many factors (including economic downturns, increased energy efficiency, and decreased costs of... Read More »

I&M wants $18 per month, before you use ANY electricity

Tell I&M NO WAY to a higher fixed charge and NO WAY to an I&M Bail-Out! I&M wants to raise your base electric rate by 25.3% and your monthly fixed customer charge by a whopping 147%! This... Read More »

Say NO to Vectren smart meters and more fixed charges!

Say NO to Vectren smart meters and more fixed charges!   Tell the IURC to reject the settlement. No Vectren rate hike! Vectren has recently reached a settlement with the Office of Indiana Utility... Read More »

Webinar: Indiana Solar Energy Policy

  After Election Day in November, Indiana will send a new legislature to Indianapolis in January. Since the last Indiana General Assembly tried to dismantle Hoosiers’ access to rooftop solar, we... Read More »

The Game is Rigged: We Need a Customer Bill of Rights!

Contact your State Senator and Representative: Tell them to Support a “Customer Bill of Rights” Indiana large gas and electric utilities have been granted state franchised monopolies that protect... Read More »

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February 14, 2008

At the end of January, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management approved an air permit for Duke Energy's 630 megawatt coal gasification power plant. After reviewing the permit, we believe that it violates the Clean Air Act.

CAC has joined Sierra Club's appeal of the air permit granted by the IDEM. The case will now be presented to the Indiana Office of Environmental Adjudication.

February 14, 2008

Citizens Action Coalition / Sierra Club / Valley Watch

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
February 11, 2008

Contact: Bruce Nilles, National Coal Campaign, Sierra Club
608-712-9725
Dave Menzer, Citizen Action Coalition
317-205-3535

January 31, 2008

The following is the letter that the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) wrote in response to State Representative Dennis Avery's letter opposing the proposed Duke coal-gasification (IGCC) power plant. Duke is painting this coal-fired power plant as "clean coal" technology, which is a contradiction in terms. There is no such thing as "clean coal."

January 31, 2008

This letter was written by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) in response to a letter they received opposing the Duke Energy proposed coal gasification plant.

January 31, 2008

The following are snippets of the testimony that has been filed before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) by the parties involved in the case to determine whether or not Duke should be permitted to build a new coal gasification (IGCC) power plant in Southern Indiana (Cause #43114). They are calling it "clean coal" technology, which is a contradiction in terms. There is no such thing as "clean coal."

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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.

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