Current Campaigns in Issues by Utility

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 »

Duke Energy Edwardsport IGCC Settlement

After nearly ten years of litigation, Citizens Action Coalition recently joined a modified settlement regarding Duke Energy’s Edwardsport Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle plant (IGCC) in Knox... Read More »

Nix the Fix: Tell NIPSCO no to higher fixed charges on your electric bills!

A settlement was reached in the NIPSCO rate case.  If approved, it will raise your monthly fixed charge 27.3% and your energy usage charge 13.9%! This amounts to a monthly bill increase for the... Read More »

IPL wants a 51% increase in base rates.  Tell them NO!  

UPDATE: IPL increase in fixed charge and rates approved. IURC rejects all of CAC’s recommendations. On March 16th, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) approved a significant increase in... Read More »

Latest in Issues by Utility

November 29, 2012

Public opinion poll and companion report released by Sierra Club and Citizens Action Coalition chronicle history of corruption and cost overruns at Edwardsport. Unsurprisingly, the public is unsympathetic toward Duke Energy.

November 19, 2012

The Indianapolis Star's Tony Cook shed some light on Vectren's questionable tactic of buying high-priced coal from its own subsidiary.  

"Residents of southwest Indiana long have grumbled about high electricity bills, and for good reason -- they pay the highest rates in the state.

July 2, 2012

Experts: $2.595B “hard-cap” actually “firm floor”, IGCC plant will cost ratepayers at least $3.25B

June 22, 2012

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) continues to do a grave disservice to the captive ratepayers of Duke Energy Indiana. After denying a motion by the coalition of consumer and environmental groups to stay the current proceeding regarding the scandal-ridden and problem-plagued Edwardsport IGCC powerplant until after testimony and evidence was filed in the settlement portion of the proceeding, the IURC gave the groups just 72 hours to file testimony in the case.

May 22, 2012

A close inspection of the proposed settlement between Duke Energy and the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor regarding the Edwardsport Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Station Project is anything but a victory for Duke's ratepayers.

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