On Air with IER: Episode 96

This week: The Indiana Wetlands Task Force is assembled; one of the state's "super polluter" power plants could soon have an official retirement date; and we take a look at whether Indiana lawmakers will stifle the state’s solar energy future.
October 4, 2021


Welcome to Episode 96 of the (new and improved) IER Podcast!


Governor appoints members of Indiana Wetlands Task Force

By Enrique Saenz

Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed the 13 members of a task force that will research strategies to protect Indiana’s isolated wetlands and develop measures to incentivize their protection.

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Power Companies, Cities, Advocacy Groups Negotiate Agreement to Shutter Rockport “Super Polluter” Plant

By Enrique Saenz

A proposed settlement agreement negotiated between utility companies, local governments and advocacy groups could finalize one of the most carbon-emitting power plants in the state will close before the end of the decade.

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News In Brief

A roundup of recent climate and environmental related headlines from around the world.

WHO announces stricter guidelines for air pollutants
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Purdue’s record-breaking white paint could reduce need for air conditioning
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Solar Power Could Make Up 40% of Nation’s Electricity Supply, But Will Indiana Take Part?

By Enrique Saenz

Solar energy has the potential to comprise up to 40% of the nation’s energy supply by 2035, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, but pushback from utilities and lawmakers could limit how much Hoosiers can contribute to the solarization effort.

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