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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - IN: Energy Policy

PHOTO: A new report supports the argument that ending the Energizing Indiana program will cost ratepayers more money in the long run. Photo credit: D. Hester/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - The Energizing Indiana program expires at the end of the year, but a new report from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission highlights its positive benefits. Overall, according to the report, the combination of programs delivered about $3 in energy savings for every $1 spent by co

PHOTO: Experts say weatherization strategies can help Hoosiers reduce energy costs during the hot summer months. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

INDIANAPOLIS – Utility statement sticker shock is not uncommon during the summer months when hot weather can drive up cooling costs. Charles Graf, vice president and managing director of Energizing Indiana, says weatherization strategies can help lower energy bills by keeping the precious co

PHOTO: State leaders are requesting ideas about how to craft effective energy-efficiency policies for Indiana. Photo credit: David Wilkerson/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - What should Indiana's energy-efficiency programs look like? State leaders are requesting ideas about how to craft effective energy-efficiency policies. The Citizens Action Coalition is weighing in, and its executive director, Kerwin Olson, is convinced the best path forward is to rep

PHOTO: A new report finds Indiana manufacturers have more to lose from disruptions caused by climate change than the costs associated with proposed EPA carbon standards. Photo credit: Taneli Rajala/wikimedia commons.

INDIANAPOLIS – A new report finds Indiana manufacturers have more to lose from disruptions caused by climate change than the costs associated with new Environmental Protection Agency carbon standards. It's estimated the proposed standards will raise electricity prices by 6 percent, and that i

PHOTO: Groups from varying interests are encouraging state leaders to stop a measure that would cut Indiana's energy efficiency program, Senate bill 340. Photo credit: morgue file.

INDIANAPOLIS - Diverse organizations are speaking out against cuts to Indiana's energy efficiency program contained in Senate Bill 340, which would prevent the state from holding utilities to energy-savings goals and would end the Energizing Indiana program. While supporters of the legislation argue

PHOTO: Trucks on Indiana roadways will face stricter fuel-efficiency standards under a new directive aimed at decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. Photo credit: morguefile.com.

INDIANAPOLIS - Big trucks making their way across Indiana will be held to tighter fuel standards in coming years. President Obama on Tuesday directed federal agencies to develop higher fuel-efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles by March 2016. John Graham, dean of Indiana Universi

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - When it comes to jobs in the solar industry, the sun is shining on Indiana. The national Solar Jobs Census released this week found 960 new jobs were created there in manufacturing, installation and development of solar projects in 2013, a more than 170 percent increase. India

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's energy-efficiency programs could be dismantled under legislation now at the Statehouse. The Demand Side Management program relies on both large and small users of electricity, but Senate Bill 340 would allow the large industrial users to opt out. The measure was written by R

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