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4/11/13

NIPSCO: Enough is Enough! Stop the Rate Hikes!

At a time when everybody is being asked to do more with less, utility profits are soaring and now NIPSCO wants you to pay even more!

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6/25/12

Pro-consumer Indiana energy policies need to be enacted!

Legislators are ignoring policies that can benefit taxpayers, ratepayers, and the economy as a whole.  Instead, they work to protect the monopoly utilities at taxpayer and ratepayer expense.  We need policies and programs that accelerate the market...

4/22/14

Reinstate Indiana’s Statewide Energy Efficiency Programs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electric bills in Indiana are becoming increasingly more expensive, making the cost of living more difficult to meet for Hoosier households, driving up costs of doing business in Indiana (which...

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11/6/15

Tell the OUCC: Enough is Enough! No NIPSCO Rate Hike!

 

A settlement was reached in the NIPSCO rate case. If approved, it will raise your monthly fixed charge 27.3% and your energy usage charge 13.9%! This amounts to a monthly bill increase for the average...

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1/21/16

The Game is Rigged!

Contact your State Senator and Representative: Tell them to Support a “Customer Bill of Rights”

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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...

6/19/12

The Utility Agenda

Indiana’s major utility companies (Duke, AEP, IPL, Vectren, NIPSCO) provide retail electric service essential to the health and vitality of Indiana, its economy, and its citizens. It is a business that has public interest mandates, and they have been...

6/20/12

The Utility Agenda: Trackers

 

A company in a competitive market has to compete for your business and therefore must carefully manage its costs in order to stay competitive. However, a regulated monopoly utility has no competition, and therefore regulation of rates...

6/13/12

Utility agenda: Construction Work in Progress (CWIP)

Construction Work In Progress (CWIP) lets utilities charge ratepayers for the cost of financing new power plants during construction, before they are completed and providing electricity.

Under former law, utilities could not collect CWIP during...

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...

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