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As everything from food to healthcare becomes more expensive, costs of essential human services like heating your home and turning on your lights must remain affordable for Hoosiers. Citizens Action Coalition aggressively advocates for affordable utility rates. Find out what's happening with your utility company. 

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Duke’s Edwardsport Boondoggle: Overpaying and Underperforming

Hearings begin this Wednesday at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to determine who should pay the unbelievable costs associated with Duke Energy’s newest power plant, the problem-plagued and scandal-ridden Edwardsport IGCC plant in Knox County, Indiana.

The coal-gasification plant has now been operating for just over 18 months. Duke initially promised the plant would cost $1.9 billion, but the price tag has since ballooned to over $3.5 billion.

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Citizen Groups Seek Relief for Duke Edwardsport Rip-off

Captive Hoosier ratepayers doled out nearly $400 million before Duke Energy’s Edwardsport coal gasification power plant delivered any net energy to the grid, according to testimony filed late Monday night by a coalition of citizen groups before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). Through the end of March 2014, consumers have paid in excess of $688 million for the scandal-ridden and problem-plagued power plant.

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Duke Energy to Retire Wabash River Coal Units in Settlement

A coalition of Indiana environmental and citizens groups including the Sierra Club, Citizens Action Coalition, Valley Watch, and Save the Valley announced a legal settlement today that requires Duke Energy Indiana to stop burning coal at most of its Wabash River coal-fired power plant in Vigo County and to invest in new clean-energy projects.

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