Energy http://wboi.org en Pence Vows to Fight New EPA Regulations http://wboi.org/post/pence-vows-fight-new-epa-regulations <p>Governor Mike Pence says he will use everything at his disposal to oppose new proposed federal regulations seeking to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama announced Monday the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations seek to reduce carbon emissions 30 percent by the year 2030.&nbsp; Eighty percent of Indiana’s energy comes from coal power plants and Governor Pence says for a state so reliant on that source, the EPA’s proposal would be devastating for the Hoosier economy.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:04:04 +0000 Brandon Smith 31279 at http://wboi.org Economic Shift Points Pence's Focus to Energy http://wboi.org/post/economic-shift-points-pences-focus-energy <p>The Pence administration is developing a comprehensive energy plan that the governor says will take a balanced look at Indiana’s energy environment.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pence’s predecessor, Mitch Daniels, unveiled a strategic energy plan just eight years ago.&nbsp; The goal was to meet the state’s energy needs by involving clean coal technologies, renewable energy sources and greater energy efficiency.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Pence says the need for a new state energy plan arises from concerns about an economic shift.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:09:00 +0000 Brandon Smith 28666 at http://wboi.org Economic Shift Points Pence's Focus to Energy Pence Pushes for New Energy Efficiency Program http://wboi.org/post/pence-pushes-new-energy-efficiency-program <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Governor Mike Pence says he’s encouraged by the response he’s received from lawmakers as he&nbsp;&nbsp;pushes for a new energy efficiency program. The program would replace Energizing Indiana, which was eliminated by legislation Pence allowed to&nbsp;&nbsp;become law Thursday.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:52:10 +0000 Brandon Smith 28342 at http://wboi.org Group Wants Pence to Veto Bill That Ends Energy Conservation Plan http://wboi.org/post/group-wants-pence-veto-bill-ends-energy-conservation-plan <p></p><p>Legislation that made its way to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s desk would halt a state-run energy conservation plan. But a coalition opposing the bill is petitioning Pence for a veto.</p><p></p><p>Former Gov. Mitch Daniels created the Energizing Indiana plan in 2009 to increase the number of energy conservation programs available to rate payers throughout the state. The program also put in place mandatory energy savings benchmarks for private utility companies.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:08:32 +0000 Jimmy Jenkins 27971 at http://wboi.org Group Wants Pence to Veto Bill That Ends Energy Conservation Plan Governor Pence Declares Energy Emergency http://wboi.org/post/governor-pence-declares-energy-emergency <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Governor Mike Pence has declared an energy emergency in Indiana as the state faces a severe propane shortage. He announced Wednesday the state will provide more support for low-income Hoosiers facing increased energy prices.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:44:12 +0000 Brandon Smith 25931 at http://wboi.org