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Verde Energy is the Electric Supplier for Flossmoor

Verde Energy is the Electric Supplier for Flossmoor

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August 22, 2014 12:00 am
$3 billion in NIPSCO projects to jolt economy

$3 billion in NIPSCO projects to jolt economy

NIPSCO construction projects now revving up across northern Indiana promise to be second in scale only to the $3.8 billion BP Whiting refinery expansion completed last year.

August 09, 2014 9:00 pm Video Photos

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NIPSCO upgrading equipment, facilities

NIPSCO upgrading equipment, facilities

NIPSCO's Mike Hooper gave The Times a tour of one of its electric modernization projects, which will upgrade its grid and improve reliability.

August 09, 2014 5:00 pm

Ellspermann stands with Indiana coal

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is defending Indiana's coal industry and coal-fired power plants from proposed federal regulations aimed at reducing air pollution primarily caused by coal use.

July 24, 2014 5:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: Lessons on life from beyond the grave

DOUG ROSS: Lessons on life from beyond the grave

My mother-in-law's July 11 death reinforced a few of my notions about life.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency fired the first shot in the war on carbon dioxide. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, 84 percent of Indiana’s electrical generation comes from coal-fired power plants. The new EPA rules will require Indiana to reduce our use …

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is urging U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and the other members of Indiana's congressional delegation, to use their "power of the purse" to deny funding for implementation of stricter power plant pollution standards.

July 10, 2014 4:20 pm Related
DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

In Indiana, at least, it ain't easy being green.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: EPA coal restrictions will choke Indiana’s economy

GUEST COMMENTARY: EPA coal restrictions will choke Indiana’s economy

President Barack Obama recently announced his proposal for regulating coal, which is the centerpiece of his so-called climate change agenda.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
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June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Cleaner air could mean higher electric bills

NEW YORK | Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.

May 21, 2014 5:15 pm
NIPSCO: Power should be back on soon

NIPSCO: Power should be back on soon

Power is expected to be restored Wednesday to the just over 100 NIPSCO residents who have been in the dark for more than 48 hours.

May 14, 2014 8:32 am Photos

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Danica Patrick surprise of Kansas with career-best run

Danica Patrick surprise of Kansas with career-best run

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Danica Patrick added another May moment to cherish.

May 11, 2014 5:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Loosen coal's grip, but gradually

Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Dennis Weiss followed the standard line for Indiana utilities in seeking to protect coal-fired power plants, upon which the Indiana electrical grid leans heavily.

April 21, 2014 5:00 pm

IURC taking public comment on energy efficiency revamp

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is launching a public comment period on energy efficiency programs following the passage of legislation pulling the plug on them at the end of this year.

April 09, 2014 2:32 pm

Lawmakers flip off-switch on state's energy savings program

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Energizing Indiana, the 2-year-old statewide energy-efficiency program that helps homeowners and businesses reduce their energy use, is in the hands of Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

March 10, 2014 7:34 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislation would kill Indiana's energy efficiency programs

GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislation would kill Indiana's energy efficiency programs

The Indiana Legislature is rushing through a bill that would terminate the state’s successful energy efficiency program, even though an independent evaluation has shown the programs are saving ratepayers $2 in costs for every dollar spent on the programs.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am

House pulls the plug on state's energy efficiency program

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled House voted 69-26 Wednesday to terminate Energizing Indiana, the statewide energy savings program that conducts home energy audits, provides new light bulbs and runs other energy efficiency programs.

February 26, 2014 5:30 pm
Local union says it's easy being green

Local union says it's easy being green

A 160-foot-tall wind turbine at a local electrical union can generate enough electricity to power 15 homes.

January 17, 2014 6:00 am
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January 10, 2014 12:00 am
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