Despite plenty of evidence that industry and EE programs work best when working together as discussed here, Republicans in Indiana are taking a swipe at the states efficiency objectives by pushing for Industrial opt-out.
Ind. Senate OKs bill targeting efficiency programSeattle Pi, February 4, 2014
Environmental and citizens groups are warning that a bill advancing in the Indiana Legislature threatens to undermine a 2-year-old energy-efficiency program that’s seen successes in helping homeowners and businesses cut their energy use.
The bill passed the state Senate on a 37-11 vote Monday and headed to the House for consideration. The measure would allow Indiana industries that use one megawatt or more of electricity to pull out of Energizing Indiana, a program they currently help finance through a fee on their monthly electricity bills.