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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May 19, 2010

What happens if Congress fails to pass a climate or energy bill in 2010? Even without a federal carbon policy, the United States could move from the "business as usual" status quo to a dramatically cleaner and healthier approach to meeting its electrical power needs, according to a major new report from the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute think tank, convener of theclean.org.

December 7, 2009

To the office of Senator Evan Bayh:

Dear Senator Evan Bayh,

September 8, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 8, 2009

Contact:
James Gignac, 312-251-1680 x147 (office), 312-771-9991 (cell)
Grant Smith, 317-205-3535
John Blair, 812-464-5663

July 7, 2009

Executive Summary:

This research paper focuses on the arguments between cap and trade versus a carbon tax. A literature survey of over fifty news and web articles, and opinion pieces were used. This issue is fast changing in public policy as a cap and trade system has gained political ground. A carbon tax would be much more effective in reducing carbon emissions, so we must work now to influence our policy-makers to take this route. 

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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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