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AEE Reacts to Indiana Senate Vote on Coal Bill

Posted by Monique Hanis on Mar 3, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 3, 2020 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy reacted to Indiana Senate passage of its amended version of HB1414, a bill that would require Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) approval before a utility can close a coal plant. The Senate vote was 37-11. The House passed its version February 3.

"We applaud the Indiana Senate vote today to move forward with legislation that allows utilities to invest in energy resources that are most beneficial to consumers and grid reliability," said Caryl Auslander, policy director at Advanced Energy Economy.  "Advanced energy continues to be the best option for Hoosiers, providing low-cost energy and supporting over 90,000 jobs, and it's important that the legislature not put any barriers in the way of advanced energy to compete on price and performance."

"We will continue to work with the legislature and the 21st Century Energy Task Force to move Indiana energy policy forward," said Auslander.

Background Resources:

  • HB 1414 bill language, amendments, votes, latest action is here.*
  • Advanced Energy Jobs Help Make Indiana Truly ‘A State That Works’ blog post is here.
  • Report: Indiana could benefit from $5.78 billion investment and 25,000 jobs by meeting corporate demand for renewables.
  • Report: 2019 Indiana Advanced Energy Jobs Fact Sheet

*Note: Access the latest bill action and regulatory dockets in all 50 states with AEE's Powersuite tool here, complimentary for credentialed press. Sign up for trial and email mhanis@aee.net for permanent access.

About Advanced Energy Economy:
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is a national association of businesses that are making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. Advanced energy encompasses a broad range of products and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. AEE’s mission is to transform public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy businesses. Engaged at the federal level and in more than a dozen states around the country including Indiana. AEE represents more than 100 companies in the $238 billion U.S. advanced energy industry, which employs 3.5 million U.S. workers. Learn more at www.aee.net, track the latest news @AEEnet.

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