New energy plan in the works for Indiana


By Megan Bantastatehouse_logo_final-graybackground-003-1

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is set to have a new energy plan developed by June of next year.

The Indiana Office of Energy Development announced today it has started working to make a new energy plan for the state. It will complete the plan and submit its energy policy to Gov. Mike Pence in June.

Pence said the new energy plan is a necessity for the state.

“Here in Indiana, we make things, and we grow things,” he said. “These activities require enormous amounts of energy. In order to maintain our historic advantage for low cost of energy, we need a new, updated energy plan.”

Indiana’s current energy plan was written seven years ago. Since that plan was implemented, the cost of electricity for industrial consumers has increased. The new plan will seek to maintain reliable and low-cost energy by meeting the standards that Pence called for in his Roadmap for Indiana. It will utilize all of Indiana’s energy resources, improve options available to energy consumer and commercialize new energy technologies.

Tristan Vance, director of the Office of Energy Development who also serves as the state’s chief energy officer, said his office has started engaging a “broad, diverse group of stakeholders who will help us shape the character of Indiana’s energy policy.”

Pence said he looks forward to receiving the office’s policy recommendations.

“I am confident that the strategies proposed will help ensure that Indiana continues to be the best place in America to start a company, grow a business and raise a family,” Pence said.

Megan Banta is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.


  1. Build for carbon sequestration,build for sustainability with notable advantages for those seeking financial altitude for regional growth forward.
    Argue that if you want,however look at the news lately and the the expenditures across the continent,and the planet to set reactive preparation for such actions…or responses involved with events recovery alone.
    Indiana is just about perfectly located geographically to exceed national expectations with base infrastructure developments in work force availability in the skilled trades to move with such a program. Indiana is also set well with the natural resources to apply the needs to drive such a plan. Improved logistics infrastructure,and evolving science and technical educational locations will sustain the growth forward for the region if grown forward now.
    Climate Change is a fact,look around you,today 12/5/13 the expected result of “this one frontal passage” is involving some 53 million people in the United States alone. Agriculture,transportation,human needs ,emergency response,actually global trade numbers. Look at the commerce involved per reaction. Overall, “bang for the buck.’
    Go back to 2011 and the Indiana statewide growing season,what is the cost involved to drought recovery in Agriculture alone? Needless to say that cost to energy planning,and global trade logistics, and its driver in the other infrastructures, as well.

    Governance to address these things forward,will ultimately position ones area for sustainability required for economic growth projections.

    Sometimes it seems as a nation we suffer from the infliction symptoms of BPPV, those set by movement observed as we sit fixed and trying to find an forward gate.
    BPPV Benign,Paroxysmal,Positional,Vertigo as applied to a regions treatment and intensity of sustainable forward economic growth.


    Caused by changes in the position of the head,(motion intolerance) by visual stimulation,such as other (moving) objects (nearby).
    Disorder arising in the (inner ear) its symptoms are repeated episodes of positional vertigo, that is the (“Spinning sensation” caused by changes in the position of the head.)

    You want too check out the (signs and symptoms) results listed,as well.

    • This should be the article at the top of any list for Indiana today.

      Everything else is merely an side effect of a root cause.

      May be why Southwestern Indiana,sometimes it seems,is served up the “leftovers” needless to ones actual visible physical and financial sustainability moved forward. “First things first” more “bang for your buck”. as well.

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