Efficiency Deniers Take Round One in Indiana

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Jeff Perkins for Zondits, February 14, 2014

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.

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Ind. Senate OKs bill targeting efficiency program

Seattle 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.

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