Bill Threatens to “Dismantle” Efficiency Programs in Indiana

Bill Would “Dismantle” Energy Efficiency In Indiana

Public News Service, January 24, 2014

Indiana’s energy-efficiency programs could be dismantled under legislation now at the Statehouse. The Demand Side Management program relies on both large and small users of electricity, but Senate Bill 340 would allow the large industrial users to opt out. The measure was written by Republican state Senator James Merritt and passed out of the Senate Utilities Committee last week.

According to Ethan Rogers, senior program manager for industry at the American Council on an Energy-Efficient Economy, energy-efficiency projects in the industrial setting yield the most savings, and without them, the programs will not achieve maximum efficiency.

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