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

October 26, 2005

Across the country people are bracing for winter heating bills. Over the last 3 years, they have increased 58% on average nationwide, in Indiana 55.5%. The financial strain of home heating is particularly acute in low-income households. However, there are indications that bills are becoming unaffordable to households at higher income levels. The Citizens Gas experience with past due payments may point to an even more pervasive problem that is gaining a foothold on middle-income families.

October 25, 2005


Published by: Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana

Editor: Dee Hayden




* Energy relief must rely on sound policy

* Indiana, EPA may collide on emissions

* Were IPL earnings too big?


* Pitt grad school gets CDC grant

* Don't sweep away Great Lakes cleanup

* Design of 'Reference Plant' Using IGCC Technology Moves Forward

October 25, 2005

CAC negotiated a Universal Service Fund Program with Vectren, Citizens Gas, industrial customers, and the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor. The USP is designed to keep low-income customers connected. This, as CAC's expert witness describes, is beneficial not only to individual low-income households but to all customers.

October 24, 2005

Citizens Gas has requested an exorbitant rate increase and other perks for the company. CAC agrees wholeheartedly with the recommendations made by the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to slash the amount of the rate increase and reject other aspects of Citizens’ request.

Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor
100 N. Senate Avenue, Room 501
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2215

October 21, 2005

Comments Regarding HB 1212, Net Metering
Submitted January 27, 2004


Policy Testimony in Regards to IURC Proposed Net Metering Rule IURC RM #03-05
Submitted May 20, 2004


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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