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Pence Allows Energizing Indiana Program to Die

Governor Mike Pence says he'll allow a bill killing the Energizing Indiana Program to become law without his signature.

The 2-year-old energy efficiency program provides low-income home weatherizations and other cost-cutting efforts.

Indiana's manufacturing and utility interests supported the bill.

The program was financed through a fee that utility customers pay.

However, industrial users, including steel mills who paid millions into the program, complained they saw few benefits.

Pence is calling on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to develop recommendations for a new energy-efficiency program that would include an opt-out for large electricity consumers.