Coal fuels almost 75 percent of Indiana’s electricity today and fossil fuels may continue to dominate the state’s power supply for decades unless new policies are enacted, according to a study by university researchers.
NIPSCO plans to keep burning coal in a predominately African American neighborhood for another decade.
Clean energy advocates say a report intended to chart a course for Indiana’s energy future instead uncritically endorses utilities’ pursuit of natural gas.
The state consumer advocate says the 50 MW project is a bad deal for ratepayers, but others say Indiana can’t delay on clean energy.
The Citizens Action Coalition filed testimony asking state regulators to demand a new accounting of how much ratepayers should be charged for Duke Energy’s coal gasification plant in Edwardsport, Indiana.