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7/26/12

Energy efficiency: Why is it so important?

Energy efficiency is simply using off the shelf technology to use energy more efficiently.  This includes upgrading to more efficient furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters, and other appliances.  It also includes insulating homes better,...

8/2/12

The problem with coal power

Some people love to say that “coal is cheap,” and they used to be right.  However, the cost of coal itself increased 400% from 2003 to 2008.  In 2008, Duke Energy spent $190 million more on coal than they did in 2007.  The price has dropped since the...

11/19/12

Indiana Gasification Contract: Lawmakers should repeal it.

Increased scrutiny on Leucadia's proposed coal gasification plant in Rockport, IN has resulted in an interesting decision by an Indiana court, and hopefully a second look by state legislators. 

"After a recent ruling by the Indiana Court of...

11/19/12

Vectren's costly coal deal is a profit for company, pain for ratepayers (Star Watch Investigation)

The Indianapolis Star's Tony Cook shed some light on Vectren's questionable tactic of buying high-priced coal from its own subsidiary.  

"Residents of southwest Indiana long have grumbled about high electricity bills, and for good reason...

1/10/13

IURC approves settlement saddling ratepayers with Edwardsport IGCC plant costs!

Despite claims of a cost "cap" for ratepayers, the settlement saddles ratepayers with billions in costs.

1/15/13

IPL: Stop investing in the past; Start investing in the future! Tell the IURC to say NO to IPL rate increase!

IPL wants more money from ratepayers to continue their investments in unhealthy, dirty coal technology.

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1/23/13

New Report on Duke's Edwardsport Plant

Citizens Action Coalition and Sierra Club have released the results from a new public opinion poll and report regarding the public perception of Duke Energy’s Edwardsport coal gasification plant, clean energy resources, and air quality issues.

1/26/13

2013 Indiana General Assembly Bill Watch List (continued)

This is a list of more bills that CAC supported or opposed in the 2013 Indiana General Assembly.

1/26/13

2013 Indiana General Assembly Bill Watch List

Legislation CAC is watching in the 2013 Indiana General Assembly.

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2/14/13

February 14, 2013 Indiana General Assembly Update

It's been a busy couple of weeks at the Statehouse.  Here's the latest update:
 

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