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Energy must be safely and reliably delivered to Hoosiers at the least-cost possible. Consumer-oriented energy policies that create investment in renewables and energy efficiency make sense as the costs of coal and nuclear energy become more expensive.

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Public Interest Groups Unite to Form Duke Energy Watchdog

A coalition of public interest, social justice, watchdog and environmental groups are joining forces to hold Duke Energy, the largest investor-owned U.S. electric utility, accountable for its policies, which impact almost 8 million Americans in six states – and by extension, impede the nation’s progress toward a clean energy future.

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Governor Holcomb: Utility Affordability Task Force is needed to Address Implications of Pandemic and to Protect Consumers

Governor Eric Holcomb must act now to address the financial cliff that is coming once emergency orders are lifted, specifically the moratorium on utility disconnects. Action is needed to ensure that utility arrearages incurred during the crisis do not trigger mass disconnections by requiring all utility service providers, both regulated and unregulated, to adopt more flexible credit and collections practices than are currently required by state regulations, or in the case of unregulated utilities, their self-governed, internal policies related to credit and collection practices.

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Report on Indiana Michigan Power Company 2018-19 Integrated Resource Plan

12/2/19 - Important issues found in reviewing Indiana utilities’ 2016 Plans include biases both against retiring coal generation and against adopting new efficiency measures and renewable resources. This testimony is part of a joint AEC and Energy Futures Group series of comments on Indiana utility Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) on behalf of Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana and Earthjustice.

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IURC Approves NIPSCO Proposal That Will Drive Up Customers’ Energy Bills

INDIANAPOLIS - 12/4/19 - Today, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (“IURC”) approved a proposal by NIPSCO which will allow six large companies to buy most of their energy from outside markets. This decision will shift between $40M and $60M of costs annually from the large companies to NIPSCO’s remaining captive customers. These six large companies will realize significant reductions in their monthly energy bills, while the rest of NIPSCO’s customers will see a hike in their bills. NIPSCO created this proposal in response to the six companies’ threats that they would leave Indiana, and perhaps the United States, unless they were given special subsidies by the IURC.

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