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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November 17, 2005

The recently passed Federal Policy Act is a give away to industries that do not need subsidies. It will not reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It does put ratepayers at extreme risk by having repealed the country’s foremost consumer protection law with respect to utility companies, the Public Utility Holding Company Act.

November 17, 2005

Citizens Gas is a charitable trust. Its “stockholders” are the citizens of Indianapolis. It was created to protect ratepayers from price gouging practices of private utility companies decades ago and keep rates as low as possible. But you wouldn’t know that from its recent request for a 35% rate increase.

November 17, 2005

Cinergy’s plan is much more expensive that it should be. The company ignores cheaper options such as energy efficiency and targeted renewable energy investments, which is particularly important when dealing with the prospects of future carbon dioxide regulations and phasing out obsolete, 1950s-vintage power plants. Cinergy also plans to retrofit obsolete plants that even its own consultant says will be idle in a few years.

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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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