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

November 17, 2005

Indiana relies heavily on coal-fired power plants for electricity. Approximately 96% of our electric energy comes from coal plants. Our reliance on coal-fired power has grim consequences for the public health. Documented health impacts include asthma, heart attacks, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, stroke, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

November 17, 2005

In 2003 and 2005, the Indiana Electric Association, the lobbying arm for the major electric and gas utility companies, pushed legislation that would lead to the complete deregulation of their profits. The mechanism used for backdoor deregulation is known as "tracking." Tracking mechanisms allow electric utility companies to get virtual automatic increases in rates for just about any cost they incur.

November 15, 2005

The Empire Strikes Back!: Cinergy Management Takes Sharp Turn to Dark Side

The 1994 PSI/Cincinnati Gas & Electric merger that created Cinergy was the result of a model settlement. It benefitted both Cinergy shareholders and PSI customers. But Cinergy management has taken a different approach in a new merger bid with Duke Energy out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Filed Under Cinergy, Duke, Energy Policy, merger
November 14, 2005


Published by: Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana
Editor: Dee Hayden


November 9, 2005


Published by: Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana
Editor: Dee Hayden



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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