Building Efficiency

Indiana’s Energy Efficiency Programs Are on The Chopping Block

Who’s behind the effort to kill Indiana’s efficiency law?

 Midwest Energy News, March 17, 2014

A bill before Indiana Governor Mike Pence could end a state efficiency program that has led to significant energy savings in the past two years.

Clean energy and environmental groups, along with some major companies, are pleading with Pence to veto the bill, saying it would mean higher energy bills and jobs lost as demand drops for products from light bulbs to efficient appliances.

Advocates say the state’s efficiency program, Energizing Indiana, is a “win-win-win situation” for companies, consumers and the environment. The program was created by a December 2009 order from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and was implemented in 2012.

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