INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House has approved a bill that would end
Indiana's 2-year-old energy-efficiency program that helps homeowners and
businesses cut their energy use.
approved the bill Wednesday on a 69-26 vote that returns it to the Senate
The bill would
end the Energizing Indiana program that's financed through a fee customers
pay on their monthly electricity bills.
website says its home energy assessments, weatherizations and other
offerings have saved enough energy to power nearly 78,000 Indiana homes.
Rep. Matt Pierce of Bloomington urged the House to reject the bill. He
says killing the program would increase the need for new power plants and
push electricity rates higher.
supporters say the program is too costly and doesn't provide enough