Climate & Energy
Environmental groups are challenging a U.S. program that allows oil and gas pipelines to be constructed across wetlands, rivers and other bodies of water.
Governor’s office reviewing Senate Bill 389, which eliminates state protections for an entire class of Indiana wetlands and reduces other wetland protections, after approval by both houses of the Indiana Legislature.
A federal judge ruled that BP's Whiting Refinery in northwest Indiana was legally obligated to remedy the problem and retest emissions but failed to do so.
Senate Bill 373 originally set the foundation for a carbon market clearinghouse in Indiana, but could now protect a state-authorized carbon capture and sequestration company from lawsuits.
GAO report found Energy Department did not develop a resilience plan despite identifying climate change as a risk to energy infrastructure.
Senate Bill 373 could boost farmers struggling with slim profit margins by helping them sequester carbon for cash.
Indiana Energy Grid Operator Finds “Transformational Change” Required to Integrate More Renewable Energy
Report released by Carmel-based Midcontinent Independent System Operator finds amount of renewable energy in system could double by 2026, but coordinated action by utility members is necessary to achieve more than 50% renewable energy.
ERCOT: Frozen instruments at natural gas, coal and nuclear facilities most significant factors in Texas blackouts
Despite claims, the organization that manages a vast majority of Texas' power grid said that wind power has been the least significant factor in blackouts.
Bill Restricting Local Governments, State Universities from Reducing Climate Impacts Heads to Senate
House Bill 1191 places restrictions on the efforts local governments and state universities can make on utilities based on the energy’s source, in effect making moving away from fossil fuels illegal on the local level.
A bill backed by farmers and environmental groups that establishes a voluntary carbon market in the state unanimously passes the Senate Natural Resources Committee.
A new Trump EPA rule prevents limits on greenhouse gases emitted by specific industries unless they account for 3% or more of total greenhouse gas emissions.