Indiana Senate votes to turn off the lights on energy-saving program

Read the full post in the Indianapolis Star.

A 2-year-old program designed to cut energy consumption in Indiana homes, schools, stores and factories could end Dec. 31, under a bill that passed the Senate by a wide margin Monday.

Senate Bill 340 would shut down the Energizing Indiana program, under which energy auditors ­visit homes and businesses and recommend ways to reduce energy consumption. Typical recommendations include switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, wrapping pipes in insulation, turning down the temperature on water heaters and getting rid of old, energy-gobbling refrigerators.

The bill, which also passed the House by a lop­sided vote two weeks ago, now goes to Gov. Mike Pence for his consideration. Its future is not certain.

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Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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