What is the Hoosier Chapter Energy Committee?

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Joab Schultheis
Energy Committee Chair

The Hoosier Chapter Energy Committee is made up of Chapter members who advocate for clean, renewable and affordable energy for all Hoosiers. We envision an Indiana where energy generation doesn’t harm our health, air and water or devastate our climate. We’re committed to understanding the impacts of energy policies on local communities, including those who are historically marginalized such as Black, Indigenous, People of Color and low income Hoosiers.

Our work includes participating in the planning processes of Indiana electric utilities to push for renewable energy, helping with Beyond Coal initiatives such as opposing new fossil gas plants, and voting on Sierra Club settlements and interventions in Indiana. When the Indiana General Assembly is in session, there are opportunities to advocate on energy-related bills with state legislators and encourage Hoosier Chapter members to do the same.

Additional advocacy efforts are underway to urge the State of Indiana and its municipalities to take advantage of the numerous federal funding streams available through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
We meet remotely each month for an hour to provide updates on what’s happening in our local areas, and discuss energy-related topics impacting Indiana. Interested in digging in on energy issues to help Indiana achieve a cleaner, more equitable energy future? Contact Energy Committee Chair Joab Schultheis at jschultheis@protonmail.com.

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