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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
Forecasters say Hoosier electricity prices will jump

Forecasters say Hoosier electricity prices will jump

A report prepared for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is forecasting electricity use in Indiana will stagnate in coming decades while customer charges soar.

January 01, 2014 10:30 pm
ArcelorMittal recognized for energy efficiency

ArcelorMittal recognized for energy efficiency

ArcelorMittal is trying to cut its energy use by 10 percent at all its plants, including in Northwest Indiana.

December 17, 2013 6:00 am
New State Line Energy owner envisions marina, homes with lakefront views

New State Line Energy owner envisions marina, homes with lakefront views

The new owner of the shuttered State Line Energy plant in Hammond says he is not planning another industrial use for the lakefront site, but picturing boats, homes and bike paths.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am
New owner buys Hammond's shuttered State Line Energy plant

New owner buys Hammond's shuttered State Line Energy plant

A new owner has bought a large chunk of the former State Line Energy plant property in Hammond, including the historic Art Deco generating station where workers burned coal to produce electricity for more than eight decades.

December 01, 2013 3:30 pm
Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's environmental regulator told lawmakers Wednesday he fears new, impossible-to-meet federal pollution standards will overshadow the progress Indiana has made in improving air and water quality.

October 30, 2013 12:45 pm
ArcelorMittal focused on sustainability

ArcelorMittal focused on sustainability

CHICAGO | People might picture steel mills as dirty, smoke-belching factories, but that's not the modern-day reality.

October 02, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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Indiana lawmakers study prospects for nuclear power

Indiana lawmakers study prospects for nuclear power

INDIANAPOLIS | Could Indiana lead the way in the development of the second generation of nuclear power after being the only Midwest state to skip the first?

September 30, 2013 4:00 pm Related
NIPSCO plant back to normal after fire

NIPSCO plant back to normal after fire

MICHIGAN CITY | Operations are back to normal at the Michigan City NIPSCO generating station after a fire.

September 21, 2013 12:13 pm
Power lines

Power lines

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is predicting a 32 percent increase in electricity rates in the next decade, while electricity use will increase just 0.74 percent per year.

June 28, 2013 4:27 pm

New law entitles recent vets to in-state college tuition

INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans who return or move to Indiana after completing their service are entitled to in-state college tuition under a new law signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 04, 2013 5:15 pm Related
Bulls try to slow down Nets in Game 2

Bulls try to slow down Nets in Game 2

NEW YORK | Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau watches tape of the Nets and sees a confident team with an offense in rhythm.

April 21, 2013 9:30 pm
The power of waste

The power of waste

Two regional facilities produce enough electricity to power several thousand homes, or offset municipal power bills by hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Midwest Wind & Solar

Midwest Wind & Solar

Let prospetive home buyers see for themselves that solar installations need not detract from the appearanc of a home. The DeSantis home in Milton, Massachusetts, sports an 8.4-kilowatt solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) system manufactured by Evergreen Solar of Marlboro, Massachusetts, and …

February 04, 2013 8:54 am
Midwest Wind & Solar

Midwest Wind & Solar

The 2.04-kilowatt grid-tied solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) system on the Edwards home in Colorado generates clean, carbon-free electricity. Generous utility and government rebates make PV systems affordable for many homeowners and builders in Colorado. Namaste Solar Electric of Boulder,…

February 04, 2013 8:51 am
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