Our Top Legislative Priorities This Year:
Public Transit Funding
We support a public referendum for additional transit funding.
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Financing
We support initiatives that allow governmental entities and commercial property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements using low-interest bonds or other financial instruments.
We support repeal of the state’s involvement in the Leucadia scheme in Rockport to manufacture and sell synthetic natural gas from coal. When utilities ran from this proposal, the state of Indiana inexplicably agreed to put ratepayers on the hook for thirty years, regardless of market forces.
Customer-Owned Photovoltaics (PV)
We oppose restrictions on customer-owned solar energy cells.
Decoupling as related to Efficiency Programs
We want to protect energy efficiency programs and activities.
Deregulation and its Impact on Coal & Renewables
We support proposals that assist renewable energy sources and restrict risky investments in coal and nuclear plants.
Demand Side Management (DSM)
We want to see protections for DSM programs and activities which reduce consumer energy demand through various forms of incentives and education.
We support measures that protect water quality and minimize air emissions from fracking activities.
We oppose proposals that have a negative impact on renewable energy sources (wind, solar, etc.). We oppose the voluntary clean energy standard now in statute that does nothing but support business-as-usual (coal, natural gas, and nuclear investments by utilities) and, instead, support a mandatory renewable energy standard that focuses on utility investment in true renewable resources, such as wind and solar technologies.
We support legislation to protect water quality from nutrient loading, including nitrogen and phosphorus.
We support legislation that protects water resources availability, management and distribution, including the removal of phosphorus from lawn fertilizers.