The Hoosier Environmental Council and Citizens Action Coalition see an expansion of the state’s
“net metering” policy as achievable during the short legislative session that starts Jan.
Legislation that could bring more wind turbines and solar power projects to the state failed in the last session’s closing
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s goal is annual statewide energy savings of 2 percent within a decade.
By issuing “voluntary environmental improvement bonds,”, local and state governments could
create special taxing districts that finance homeowner purchases of everything from solar panels to rain
At full tilt, the units of Meadow Lake I Wind Farm in Brookston can generate about 200 megawatts, enough
to power 60,000 average size homes in a year.
Indianapolis parking garage operator Denison shuns sexy LED lighting for Fishers supplier’s induction lights.
The electricity they generate may be free, but most home- and business-owners can’t justify the upfront cost of solar
panels. A price tag of $25,000 to $50,000 for a modest system puts the cost close to luxury car territory.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $6.3 million to two Indiana colleges to install environmentally friendly geothermal energy systems.
IPL will receive $20 million to help pay for a $48.8 million project to install more than 28,000 smart meters; Midwest ISO
will get $17.3 million toward a $34.5 million project to install 150 phasor measurement units.
There are no nuclear power plants in Indiana, but lawmakers are expected to wrestle next year with whether to offer an incentive
that could boost prospects for building reactors in the state.
A solid majority of subscribers to IBJ Daily believes climate change is a serious problem, thinks carbon emissions
should be regulated, and wants Indianapolis to pursue mass transit on a broad scale, according to a poll conducted in July
The architectural firm Schmidt Associates Inc. wants to persuade clients to build greener buildings. So a couple of weeks ago–during a heat wave and under scorching sun, nonetheless–workers erected a solarpanel awning in front of the company’s 320 E. Vermont St. offices.