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Utilities favor legislation changing economics of rooftop panels

Investor-owned utilities are lobbying for a bill that would allow them to alter customers' credits for net metering, or generating energy on-site and selling it back to the grid.
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Senate panel passes energy-efficiency utility bill

The Senate Utilities Committee voted 7-3 Thursday in approving a bill that would reduce state oversight of major utility companies' energy-efficiency programs.
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Legislation seeks to replace Energizing Indiana plan

The Indiana Senate Utilities Committee will consider a bill Thursday that could let power companies develop new energy-efficiency plans and then charge customers more to implement them.
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Indiana American water rates to rise slightly under settlement

Indiana American Water customers will see an increase in rates next year under an agreement the company reached with consumer advocates. But the hike won’t be as high as the company requested.
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Consumer office opposes Duke Energy's $1.9B Indiana plan

Indiana's utility customer advocate says regulators should reject Duke Energy Corp.'s proposal for a $1.9 billion electric grid upgrade in the state.
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HALE, NEGELE: Bring more transparency to Indiana energy bidding

As legislators on committees dealing with energy and utilities, economic development, agriculture and state finances, we are hearing from a growing number of businesses, big and small, as well as schools and individual constituents, sounding an alarm over rising electricity rates.
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Feds' ruling could spur electricity rate cuts

In an Oct. 16 decision affecting Indiana and 14 other states, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the utilities must negotiate with six customer groups that brought a complaint last year.
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Dow Agro's Enlist weed killer cleared by EPA

Enlist Duo can be used in six states, with approval pending in another 10, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday. Dow is counting on the system to help double earnings at Dow AgroSciences in five to seven years.
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Court: IURC erred in approving Duke fee hike

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday that state utility regulators wrongly approved $61 million in ratepayer fees for the Edwardsport coal gasification plant.
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Pence fills opening on Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

James Huston fills a vacancy on the IURC created in May when James Atterholt, who had been the panel's chairman, stepped down to become Pence's chief of staff.
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