Duke Energy Corp. said the cost of the plant it’s building in southwestern Indiana has risen another $150 million.
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
Federal stimulus funds and greenhouse-gas legislation have the potential to spark a green version of the Gold Rush. Many Indiana
firms are retooling to sell products or services that are or might soon be in demand.
The Central Indiana Land Trust anticipates bringing nearly 800 acres valuable to conservation under its protection this year,
thanks to a generous tax incentive for property owners.
Elkhart’s industries could be transformed to focus on energy conservation and environmental improvements
Elkhart’s industries should shift to producing mass transit vehicles and manufactured housing for low-income, high-density neighborhoods.
Even for those with
a vested interest in the battle over a proposed landfill near Anderson, it’s hard to get too worked up over the latest twist
before the courts or government agencies. After all, the Mallard Lake Landfill battle is in its 29th year.
State environmental regulators are catching an earful for what some businesses complain is a rush to aggressive new rules
for remediating land contamination. Developers worry the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s proposals, which
could require comprehensive site cleanup, will discourage brownfield redevelopment, especially the reuse of tainted-but-valuable
land in urban areas.
In an effort to preserve Indiana woodlands , some property owners are transferring development rights to Central Indiana Land
Trust Inc., a not-for-profit environmental group. Owners can grant a so-called conservation easement in exchange for an impressive
array of tax benefits.
With the gospel of global warming raising the call for “green-ness” to a near-hysterical pitch, there’s a growing sense that
creating an earth-friendly image will bring companies a strategic advantage. Yet the contradictions between what companies
do day in and day out and what they do to improve the environment can create a marketing minefield.