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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: This is PNS.)

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Public News Service - IN: Energy Policy

Photo: Indiana wind farm   Photo credit: Leigh DeNoon

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana utilities statewide are either making environmental upgrades or awaiting approval to upgrade 30- to 60-year-old coal power plants at a cost of a couple (b) billion dollars to ratepayers. Nachy Kanfer, deputy director of the Sierra Club Central Region, says his organizati

PHOTO: Energy costs are on the minds of taxpayers in Indiana.

INDIANAPOLIS - The Prairie State coal-fired power plant in southern Illinois was pitched to communities as a long-term, low-cost electricity resource in 2007. A new report questions those claims. Tom Sanzillo co-authored the report, "The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. The Promise," for t

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PORTAGE, Ind. - A Portage woman couldn't be more grateful for the Weatherization Assistance program that helps keep her home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The 2009 Little Calumet River flood destroyed the insulation in the crawl space of Cindy Markley's home. "The insulation that's

INDIANAPOLIS - A letter is going out to Indiana's gubernatorial candidates - Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence - urging them to get on board with high-speed passenger rail in the Hoosier State. Tim Maloney, senior policy director for the Hoosier Environmental Council, says high-speed ra

INDIANAPOLIS – According to a new survey, a majority of Republicans, Independents and Democrats agree they'd like Congress to work on an energy policy that supports renewable energy, protects public health and promotes energy independence. The survey was commissioned by the nonprofit, nonpart

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is on the road this week, hearing from customers of Indiana Michigan Power about its proposed base rate increase of about 25 percent for residential electric customers. South Bend resident Clara Ross says an increase that great is an unn

INDIANAPOLIS - A House committee has stripped tax breaks for the proposed Indiana Gasification Substitute Natural Gas plant. State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) voted for the project in 2007. She says she still backs the plant, but has growing concerns about it. "They came back to us and said

INDIANAPOLIS - Federal heating assistance for low-income Hoosiers would be exempt from the 7 percent sales tax next season under a bill which passed the state House unanimously and is poised for action in the Senate. Rep. Peggy Welch, D-Bloomington, author of House Bill 1141, says taxing the funds

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