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

September 27, 2010

New information from the Ethics Commission adds to an already lengthy list of questions yet to be addressed by either Duke Energy or Judge Storms himself pertaining to the utilities hiring of the now former State Regulator.

September 21, 2010

The recent announcement by Duke Energy Indiana that it has hired Scott Storms, the current General Counsel and Chief Administrative Law Judge at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, raises serious concerns about the relationship between those who regulate utilities and the utilities themselves.

September 17, 2010

Today, a coalition of consumer and environmental watchdog groups announced their opposition to the recently filed settlement agreement pertaining to the Edwardsport IGGC power plant currently under construction in Knox County, IN.   

The settlement, which still requires approval from The Utility Regulatory Commission, is unacceptable to the intervening parties for the following reasons.    

December 10, 2009

At the Indiana Carbon Capture and Sequestration Summit in September 2008, Duke Energy President Jim Rogers claimed that he would bring the new Edwardsport coal-fired power plant online at or under budget. So Mr. Rogers I must ask, what exactly is that budget?

In September of 2006, Duke placed the costs at $1.3-$1.6 billion. By November 2007, costs escalated to $1.985. Six short months later, $365 million was added to the price tag raising the project to $2.35 billion.

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

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