CLEAN ENERGY POWERS INDIANA
Indiana is known for making and growing things used at home and globally. Expansive wind energy projects in the north, and signature solar arrays in the urban centers signify a history of the state harnessing advanced energy to grow its economy.
With its skilled workforce, business leaders and elected officials embracing a resurgence of advanced battery manufacturing, Indiana is poised to grow innovation and new business innovation. Building on the Electric Vehicle (EV) Production Commission, an initiative designed to help ensure Indiana is advancing 21st Century automotive and mobility solutions, the Indiana General Assembly passed HEA 1221, creating a regulatory framework for electric vehicle charging in the state. More recently, Indiana Governor Holcomb delivered opening remarks at a session of the COP27 gathering in Egypt focused on the electric vehicle transition.
However, in order for advanced energy technologies to contribute to the growth and prosperity of Indiana, the state legislature must amend or develop new programs, policies, and regulations relevant to the state’s energy sector. Expanded consumer choices and access to renewable energy would foster a larger market for advanced energy companies. Integration of energy efficiency, performance based ratemaking and distributed energy resources are keys to modernizing Indiana’s utilities. Uniform and streamlined standards for wind and solar projects is essential to attracting more investment to the state. We are working to encourage the state to accelerate its advanced energy transition in both the transportation and electric sectors.
OUR POLICY PLATFORM
- Accelerating the transition to 100% clean energy in Indiana by integrating energy efficiency and distributed energy resources into utility resource planning, and enabling green tariffs so that corporate demand for renewable energy in Indiana can be fulfilled.
- Delivering American made energy to Indiana's families by streamlining requirements for permitting large-scale wind and solar projects, and harnessing federal dollars allocated for increasing building efficiency and home weatherization programs.
- Making electric transportation a reality in all communities by building the charging infrastructure in rural and urban areas, and optimizing federal investments that can support fleet electrification in both private and public sectors.
In The News
December 1, 2023
Indianapolis Business Journal: Indiana Should Not Stifle Energy Innovation
September 18, 2023
E&E News: Midwest taps dueling strategies to supercharge renewables
August 15, 2023
Hoosiers Support Renewable Energy in State Portfolio, Streamlining Rules for Building Wind and Solar Projects