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8/30/13

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...

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10/6/10

Duke Energy seeks more customer money for Edwardsport despite Governor’s call to investigate regulators' recent Duke decisions

Duke Energy will be before State regulators once again on Thursday October, 7 seeking millions of dollars more from captive ratepayers to finance its unneeded, overly expensive, and problem plagued coal gasification plant currently under construction...

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8/1/18

Duke Edwardsport Plant (Still) Overpaying and Underperforming

INDIANAPOLIS— Since June 2013, when the Edwardsport IGCC power plant in Knox County, Indiana, was declared “in-service”, by Duke Energy, its captive ratepayers have doled out nearly $1.8 billion to pay for the inconsistent and unreliable operations of...

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1/20/11

Despite Ongoing Ethics Scandal, Indiana Senate Committee Embraces Unethical Agenda of Monopoly Utilities

Senate Bill 102, authored by Senators Beverly Gard (R-Greenfield) and Lindel Hume (D, Princeton), and co-authored by Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) gives electric utilities in Indiana a virtual blank check. It also, over time, would...

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2/16/11

COVERUP: Daniels Administration Stonewalls Public Access to Shady SNG Power Plant Deal

Today, the Citizens Action Coalition called on the Daniels Administration to release e- mails and documents that CAC requested months ago. The e-mails pertain to the recently signed contract between the Indiana Finance Authority and...

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10/30/15

Court Strikes Down Approval to Spend $90 Million on Vectren’s Aging Power Plants

The Indiana Court of Appeals yesterday struck down approval of Vectren’s plan to spend roughly $90 million in ratepayer money on its aging A.B. Brown and F.B. Culley coal-fired power plants outside Evansville. The Court found that the Indiana Utility...

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2/23/11

Consumer/Environmental Coalition: Senate Bill 251 Is a Utility Money Grab, Nothing More

Today, a coalition of consumer and environmental organizations blasted Senate Bill 251, contending that it is a utility wish-list inimical to consumer interests and economic stability. SB251 was approved on Tuesday, February 22 by a vote of...

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7/2/12

Consumer Groups file testimony opposing Edwardsport IGCC settlement

Experts: $2.595B “hard-cap” actually “firm floor”, IGCC plant will cost ratepayers at least $3.25B

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11/8/17

CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SAY NO TO I&M FIXED CHARGE INCREASE!

INDIANAPOLIS – Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana (CAC), Sierra Club, Indiana Coalition for Human Services (ICHS), and Indiana Community Action Association (INCAA) filed testimony yesterday in the I&M rate case pending before the Indiana...

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1/25/13

Consumer and Environmental Groups File Notice of Appeal Over Edwardsport IGCC

Today, a coalition of consumer and environmental groups filed notice with the Indiana Court of Appeals of their intention to appeal the approval of the settlement in the controversial Duke Energy Edwardsport IGCC proceeding by the Indiana Utility...

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