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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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March 18, 2014

City of Bloomington, Office of the Mayor

 

Dear Governor Pence,

I write to encourage a veto of Senate Bill 340.

One area where Republicans and Democrats should agree is the critical need to conserve our precious resources. SB340 runs counter to that philosophy.

March 7, 2014

As companies that represent 10,000 manufacturing and efficiency jobs in Indiana, we write to you today to express our opposition to SB 340, a bill that passed the State House and is now under consideration in the State Senate.

February 28, 2014

Martin Kushler is a senior fellow at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and he wrote an excellent Guest Commentary regarding SB340 for the NWI Times.  Here are a couple of highlights of his commentary:

February 27, 2014

On October 14, 2013, Duke and Vectren told the Evansville Courier-Press how much Energizing Indiana was needed, and how helpful the low-income weatherization program is...

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2013/oct/14/no-headline---weatherization/

Duke and Vectren said:

August 14, 2013

Citing Justice Mark Massa’s long and close relationship with the project director for the proposed Rockport coal gasification plant and his work as Gov. Mitch Daniels’ general counsel when the governor pushed enabling legislation for the project, the Sierra Club, Citizens Action Coalition, Spencer County Citizens for Quality of Life and Valley Watch filed a motion asking the Indiana Supreme Court justice to be recused or disqualified from hearing a case that will determine the project’s future.

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