Priority: Provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity while supporting a cleaner environment.
Issue: Support a responsible energy policy that balances Hoosiers’ energy needs with environmental concerns through an all-of-the-above approach.
Call for action: Indiana Electric Cooperatives urges the EPA to balance Hoosiers’ energy needs with environmental concerns.
Indiana Electric Cooperatives supports a responsible energy policy that balances Hoosiers’ energy needs with environmental concerns through an all-of-the-above approach.
The association is concerned about the impact the new regulations for existing source coal-fired electricity generating facilities will have on its member owners. The new regulations proposed by the EPA will inevitably raise electricity costs, threaten Indiana’s growing economy and could result in the loss of thousands of jobs, both in coal generation and from businesses attracted to Indiana because of its competitive electricity rates.
Indiana’s electric cooperatives are dedicated to a cleaner environment. It is a key part of our commitment to the communities we serve, and the association’s mission of providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity. The cooperatives have taken proactive steps to honor an all-of-the-above strategy. Indiana’s electric cooperatives have a greater percentage of renewable energy sources than any other utility in the state, and continue to add more each year.
A responsible energy policy framework, along with a focus on new, proven technology and energy conservation, can mitigate the burden of rising costs.