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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...

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...

6/15/12

Leucadia Coal-to-Gas Plant: Indiana's Enron

Leucadia Corporation wants to build and own a coal-to-gas plant in Spencer County, just outside of Rockport, IN. The problem is how much risk is being placed on natural gas customers statewide and how Leucadia is gaming the system to get what they...

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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...

6/11/12

High-cost, high-risk utility energy plan threatens Hoosier wallets, health, and environment.

 

The utilities’ energy plan is a high-risk gamble for all of us as taxpayers and ratepayers. This plan cannot be implemented without forcing excessive rate increases, exposing thousands of property owners to potential losses through property...

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5/1/12

2012 Indiana General Assembly Final Report

The following is a synopsis of the happenings at the 2012 Indiana General Assembly. We did not compile any voting records from the 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly as no floor votes were taken on bills of significance regarding utility...

4/26/12

Enough is Enough! I&M Wants You to Pay 22% More on Your Electric Bills (and the rate hikes won’t stop there).

Indiana Michigan Power wants the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to let them raise your base rates by an unwarranted $147.8 million! TELL THE IURC TO SAY NO!!!

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4/25/12

Duke's Edwardsport Plant Debacle

The now $3 billion Edwardsport Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) coal-fired power plant currently under construction by Duke Energy has been shrouded in controversy since Duke Energy first filed for approval before the IURC in 2006. The...

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1/23/12

2012 Indiana General Assembly Bill Watch List

Legislation CAC is watching in the 2012 Indiana General Assembly.

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