Citizens Action Coalition

Duke Energy released its 20-year plan this week — including hopes to retire some of its coal plants early. But environmentalists say the utility isn’t keeping up with the faster trend toward renewable energy. 

Duke Energy is holding the country back from making a faster transition to renewable energy. That’s according to a report released Wednesday by the Environmental Working Group. It says Duke has focused on coal and natural gas, while neglecting to add many renewable energy sources. 

A recent state law will allow a northwest Indiana water company to replace all lead pipes owned by its customers — something utilities couldn’t do before. 

When Indiana repealed its energy efficiency resource standard in 2014, taxpayers missed out on about $95 million in savings and thousands of jobs. That’s according to two policy briefs by the Applied Economics Clinic, prepared for energy watchdog the Citizens Action Coalition. 

Net Metering Bill Continues To Draw Debate

Mar 22, 2017

 

A bill that would change net metering for solar energy production got its first hearing before a House committee Wednesday, continuing to draw debate from a wide range of stakeholders.

The House Utilities committee worked through lunch to hear 6 hours of testimony from 60 individuals on Senate Bill 309.