Wendy Bredhold is with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign in Indiana. “This coal plant is way too expensive for customers and is not needed,” she said.
The Herald, June 22, 2020 EVANSVILLE — A utility that serves about 145,000 customers in southwestern Indiana plans to close three coal-fired power plants while adding solar and wind power as part…
Wendy Bredhold is with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign in Indiana. She says this new plan is a big improvement — but Vectren still hopes to keep its remaining coal unit at its F. B. Culley Generating Station in Warrick County running for another two decades.
Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive, June 9, 2020 Dive Brief: Indiana regulators last week denied Sierra Club’s motion to open a subdocket on Indianapolis Power and Light’s (IPL) coal plant operations, despite opening a subdocket…
“This bill is nothing but a giveaway to the coal industry,” said Wendy Bredhold, senior campaign representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign in Indiana. “Legislators should be focused on how to support communities impacted by coal plant retirements instead of trying to slow the transition to clean energy at the expense of all Hoosiers.”
Ohio’s provides subsidies for a few coal and nuclear plants around the state, while also reducing requirements that utilities meet benchmarks for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Wyoming’s requires utilities to try to sell their coal plants before being able to close, but no one is wanting to buy them, according to Jeremy Fisher, an analyst in Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program.
“The controversial Indiana bill that could delay closing coal plants and raise rates for customers is still alive and on its way to the Senate.”
“This bill is bad for energy consumers, bad for our air and water, and bad for climate progress at a time when we need to accelerate the clean energy transition, not slow it down,” said Wendy Bredhold, senior representative for the Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal Campaign” in Indiana and Kentucky.
“It’s good that IPL is moving to get rid of two units at this outdated, massive Super Polluter, but we can’t tiptoe our way out of the climate crisis,” Wendy Bredhold, senior campaign representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign in Indian
Lake Michigan and all the Great Lakes are a treasured resource and drinking-water source and deserve the highest level of protection, Alliance for the Great Lakes president Joel Brammeier said in discussing the letter.