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3/19/14

Who’s behind the effort to kill Indiana’s efficiency law?

Midwest Energy News:

Who’s behind the effort to kill Indiana’s efficiency law?

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4/28/08

White Paper: Making the Case for Single Payer Health Reform: It is Time for Medicare for All

Executive Summary:

The health care system in the United States is better described as a non-system of expensive illness intervention that covers too few and costs too much. The United States is the only industrialized nation...

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7/7/09

White Paper: Cap and Trade versus a Carbon Tax

Executive Summary:

This research paper focuses on the arguments between cap and trade versus a carbon tax. A literature survey of over fifty news and web articles, and opinion pieces were used. This issue is fast changing in...

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4/20/09

White Paper: An overview of smart grid technology

Executive Summary: 

This research paper focuses on “smart grid” technology and related issues in an effort to gain a clear working understanding of the term and how it is being used by various stakeholders. 

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2/17/15

VICTORY in the BlueIndy electric car share program!

On February 11, 2015, The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) significantly modified a settlement agreement made by Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL), the City of Indianapolis, and the Indiana Office 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...

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...

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...

6/19/12

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...

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...

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