Legislation would kill Indiana's energy efficiency programs

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:11

Martin Kushler is a senior fellow at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and he wrote an excellent Guest Commentary regarding SB340 for the NWI Times.  Here are a couple of highlights of his commentary:

"The Indiana Legislature is rushing through a bill that would terminate the state’s successful energy efficiency program, even though an independent evaluation has shown the programs are saving ratepayers $2 in costs for every dollar spent on the programs."

"This attack comes as a surprise because the current programs are already working quite well. Indiana recently achieved full-scale implementation of the statewide energy efficiency programs, and recent progress helped the state move up six spots in the rankings of ACEEE’s 2013 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard to 27th, ahead of states like Kentucky and Missouri. Just the statewide 'core' energy efficiency programs alone are saving 25 times as much electricity as the utilities were under the old 'voluntary' approach in 2008."

 

Thank you, Marty!

 

Read the full article here: 

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-legislation-would-kill-indiana-s-energy-efficiency-programs/article_c9fc3051-64ed-5540-b9e1-5e27b310223c.html

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