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June 25, 2012

Legislators are ignoring policies that can benefit taxpayers, ratepayers, and the economy as a whole.  Instead, they work to protect the monopoly utilities at taxpayer and ratepayer expense.  We need policies and programs that accelerate the market preference for efficiency and renewables.  This represents the least-cost approach for taxpayers and ratepayers.  It also creates the most jobs and addresses protecting our environment in a cost-effective, responsible manner.  

June 20, 2012

A company in a competitive market has to compete for your business and therefore must carefully manage its costs in order to stay competitive. However, a regulated monopoly utility has no competition, and regulation of rates and services is necessary. Under regulation, a regulated monopoly utility is entitled to recover its prudently incurred costs plus a return on the capital invested by its shareholders.

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.

Filed Under Energy Policy, Latest News
June 15, 2012

Leucadia Corporation wants to build and own a coal-to-gas plant in Spencer County, just outside of Rockport, IN. The problem is how much risk is being placed on natural gas customers statewide and how Leucadia is gaming the system to get what they want.

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.

Filed Under Energy Policy, Latest News