Have to admit, wasn’t expecting to read something like this, but the Indiana utility Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) recently announced that it would be shifting fully away from coal within the next ten years and focus almost exclusively on renewable energy from wind and solar with battery storage. Generally speaking when the term “environmentally conscientious” is tossed around probably the last place I think of is Indiana, the obvious choices being California or Vermont or Washington State. Who knew.
NIPSCO’s President, Violet Sistovaris recently gave an interview to Inside Indiana Business and while steering clear of actually mentioning climate change, she does say it will be better for the environment, good for business under the “Your Energy, Your Future” plan.
The utility is asking for what would average out to be about an $11 a month rate increase, relatively modest especially considering the net long term benefits.