Indiana has the potential to be a clean energy leader in the U.S., while also building the economy and creating jobs. Unfortunately, Indiana currently ranks first in the Midwest for greenhouse gas emissions per capita, while Indianapolis has the 2nd highest carbon footprint of all major metro areas. (U.S. DOE, Brookings)
HEC supports the expansion of renewable energy sources in the Hoosier state, from wind farms to cellulosic ethanol. Not only will investments in these areas help Indiana “go green” and protect people’s health from the deleterious effects of burning coal, it will also provide thousands of new jobs and strengthen our economy.
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