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

June 19, 2012

Indiana’s major utility companies (Duke, AEP, IPL, Vectren, NIPSCO) provide retail electric service essential to the health and vitality of Indiana, its economy, and its citizens.

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June 13, 2012

Construction Work In Progress (CWIP) lets utilities charge ratepayers for the cost of financing new power plants during construction, before they are completed and providing electricity.

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May 4, 2011

Leucadia is an out-of-state, multi-national, speculative venture corporation, headquartered in New York City (with offices in Utah and California). They want to build a coal-to-gas plant in Spencer County, just outside of Rockport, IN. They originally wanted to turn coal into synthetic or substitute natural gas (SNG), and force Indiana natural gas utility customers to foot the bill. They also want to make some electricity with this plant to sell on the wholesale market to other utilities.

November 4, 2010

2011 General Assembly Outlook

One prediction is easy to make: the 2011 legislative session promises to be filled with partisan rancor and impasses. A massive budget shortfall will greet the General Assembly when they convene, as well as the task of re-drawing the maps of all congressional and state level districts.

July 9, 2010

New Report: We Can Phase Out Coal AND Save Money


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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