Renewable energy

What's The (Energy) Plan?

Nov 3, 2017

The Obama administration created the Clean Power Plan with the goal of reducing carbon emissions 30 percent nationwide. But the U.S. Supreme Court put that plan on hold after industry groups and 28 states, including Indiana, sued. And Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt recently took the first step to repeal the plan altogether.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

While the price of solar energy continues to drop in Indiana—down 66 percent over the past 6 years—the industry still faces challenges. But one Purdue University professor is trying to change that.


Clean Power Plan Would Impact Hoosier Energy, Jobs

Sep 27, 2016
Duke Energy

Indiana is one of 27 states suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce the country’s carbon emissions. That case got its day before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington on Tuesday.

EDP Renewables

The northern half of Indiana has long been touted as a good place to invest in wind energy—the state has the 12th most wind turbines in the country. But just because companies are investing in wind infrastructure, doesn’t mean the industry is booming quite the way it once was.

In 2007, Indiana had no large wind turbines. By 2009, the state’s more than 600 turbines produced enough energy to power nearly 400,000 homes. 


Indiana Michigan Power

Indiana Michigan Power plans to start producing solar energy. The announcement was made Tuesday. 

The Fort Wayne-based company already generates three other sources of emission-free power. About one third of their total production comes from nuclear, with a bit more from wind and hydro.

I&M plans to start a pilot program for solar production, constructing five solar facilities – enough to power over 2,500 homes.