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FCC adopts strong new rules in bid for 'net neutrality'

U.S. regulators invoked broad powers to ensure that Web traffic for all users is treated equally, adopting net-neutrality rules that supporters say will preserve a wide-open Internet and that opponents vow to fight in court.
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Solar industry plots cooperative strategy

Imagine seeing the price of gas drop 50 percent, then finding out you couldn’t take advantage because of a law that excluded drivers who lease their vehicles or whose fuel tank is on the wrong side.
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Regulators slash proposed rate-hike request for BlueIndy plan

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Wednesday shot down the bulk of a plan by Indianapolis Power & Light to charge ratepayers $16 million for costs involving a proposed all-electric car-sharing service called BlueIndy.
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Senators weigh in on utility territory disputes

The Senate Utilities Committee on Thursday passed a bill that shifts leverage to Indiana’s largest utilities and electric cooperatives in their struggle to keep municipal-owned utilities from taking valuable territory.
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Telecom firms fight over bill altering state powers

Opponents of the bill say it would give big companies more leverage in negotiating connection agreements with smaller firms. Supporters say it just reduces redundancy in laws already on the books.
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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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