Indiana Coal Power Company Makes Deal With Environmental Groups

by Kevin Tidmarsh

A long and protracted battle between environmentalists and the owners of a coal plant in southern Indiana may finally be coming to a close. The settlement, which was reached among Duke Energy Indiana, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, and various environmental groups in the state, will offer ratepayers refunds totaling $87.5 million for charges incurred during the startup and testing phases of the power plant of the coal plant located in Edwardsport, Indiana, as well as include $1 million for low-income assistance and community solar power grants. Continue reading

New Indiana Energy Bill Aims to Audit State Property

by Kevin Tidmarsh

A new bill in the Indiana legislature could walk back some of the state’s recent cutbacks on energy efficiency programs. House Resolution 1107, which was introduced in this session of the Indiana legislature, aims to remedy some of the cutbacks on the defunct state initiative called Energizing Indiana by allowing for the Indiana Department of Administration to conduct energy efficiency audits on the state properties deemed to be the “least efficient.” Continue reading