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PNS Daily Newscast - October 28, 2020 


A technical error rejected your ballot? Take action. Plus, doctors sound off on harmful health impacts of tailpipe emissions.


2020Talks - October 28, 2020 


The window is closing to mail ballots in states like GA, MI and WI that require them to be received before Election Day. Experts recommend going in-person if possible.

Public News Service - IN: Energy Policy

Households that pay 6% or more of their income on energy bills are considered to have a high energy burden. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS -- One in four U.S. households faces a high energy-cost burden, and it's a hardship that a new report finds disproportionately affects certain demographics. The analysis from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy showed that low-income households, communities of color, r

A pollinator-friendly solar farm provides acres of healthy food for bees as well as creating clean energy. (Fresh Energy)

INDIANAPOLIS -- There was a loud buzz over bees in Indiana this weekend, as more than 1,200 beekeepers gathered in Indianapolis to learn the latest ways to protect them. Co-chair of Indiana Bee School 2020 Debbie Seib said beekeepers are key defenders of honey bees, whose population has declined by

About 108,000 Hoosiers receive help with heating bills through the Energy Assistance Program. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Winter weather is already here and Hoosiers who struggle to pay their heating bills need to take action now to ensure they aren't left in the cold this winter. The state's disconnect moratorium for electric and natural gas utilities starts starts December 1. However, it is onl

In a new poll, 75% of Indiana residents said they support policies to address the effects of climate  change in the state. (Dominique Uhe/Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana's status as a Republican stronghold might suggest that its residents also follow the party's resistance to fighting climate change. But a new poll reveals that isn't necessarily the case. In the survey, conducted by Matthew Houser – assistant research scientist a

The World Health Organization says air pollution is to blame for more than four million premature deaths globally. (blackday/Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Air Quality Action Days are common in Indiana this time of year, and new research suggests they should not be disregarded. According to the largest-ever global study of its kind, air pollution can increase the risk of early death from cardiovascular and respiratory disease ̵

The 2019 Earth Day Indiana Festival will have a special focus on sustainability, food supply and  native flora and fauna. (Earth Day Indiana)

INDIANAPOLIS – April is Earth Month, and the state's largest celebration takes place this weekend. The 30th annual Earth Day Indiana Festival will be held tomorrow in Indianapolis, and the theme is "Think Globally, Act Locally." Executive Director of the festival Don Gorney says special area

Indiana's energy plan would have cut back about 136 gigawatt hours per year in the state, in addition to saving millions of dollars for ratepayers. (Dean Hochman/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – The repeal of Indiana's energy efficiency standards four years ago has cost ratepayers millions of dollars and slowed job growth, according to a new report from the Applied Economics Clinic and Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana. Indiana's short-lived energy efficiency progr

About 48,000 Hoosiers are employed in the clean-energy sector. (energy.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana came in pretty low this year on a state scorecard for energy efficiency, and advocates of improving that ranking say consumers are missing out on savings. They contend the Hoosier State is using outdated building compliance codes, and that modernizing them will help th

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