There is no such thing as clean coal! There are better alternatives!!!
The Benefits of Solar and Wind:
If Indiana set the goal of producing 10% of its electricity from renewables by 2017, it would bring investment dollars and jobs to the state:
The Benefits of Energy Efficiency:
According to CAC's expert witness testimony before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in 2004, the utilities with the best energy efficiency programs in the country spend 1% - 3% of their revenue on these programs. Based on PSI's 2005 revenues, that figure would be about $42 million per year, which is less than half of the $105 million annual operations and maintenance costs of the proposed IGCC coal-fired power plant.
Reducing the demand for electricity by 1.5% per year will have a broader impact on Indiana’s economy by:
These are the issues of immediate importance we are working on right now.