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 »

Latest in Energy Policy

January 29, 2008

Submitted By: SIERRA CLUB, VALLEY WATCH and CITIZEN ACTION COALITION

December 26, 2007

Re: Public Comments on Draft Prevention of Significant Deterioration Construction Permit for Duke Energy Indiana-Edwardsport Generating Station, Significant Modification No. 083-23529-00003, Significant Permit Modification No. 083-23531-00003

August 22, 2006

In 2003, the Council of State Governments touted renewable electricity standards, also known as renewable portfolio standards, as an economic development tool states should seriously consider. This article is a synopsis of CSG's report.

Excerpts from: “Renewable Energy and State Economies”, by Barry Hopkins, Trends Alert, May 2003.

POSITIVE IMPACT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY ON STATE ECONOMIES

June 5, 2006

The New Duke Energy (parent company to PSI Energy), formerly Cinergy to Indiana ratepayers, touts its interest in addressing global warming and supporting alternative energy resources. Although alternatives exist that are far superior in terms of job creation and environmental quality improvements, indications are that Duke has no interest in fundamentally changing its traditional approach to providing power: coal, nuclear and natural gas plants.

February 10, 2006

Wind Energy Benefits

1. Wind energy is economically competitive.

February 10, 2006

Wind Energy Myths

1. Wind energy is more expensive than conventional energy.

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Energy Policy

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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