WIN Energy weighs in on proposed EPA regulations


VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – WIN Energy REMC has taken its message against regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to television airwaves in an effort to create conversation regarding energy emissions. The 30 second spots can be seen on News 10. The spot, which details the life of a family, talks about what energy regulations mean to Hoosier families.

“It’s bad news, it’s going to cost consumers more on their electric bills,” said Leslie Beard, Manager of Marketing and Communications with WIN Energy. Beard explained that the E.P.A. is undergoing a nationwide comment period until October 16. The comment period allows energy consumers to voice concerns about the proposed regulations.

The E.P.A. earlier this year detailed a plan to reduce emissions on a state by state basis. It advised Indiana power plants to reduce emissions by 20 per cent by the year 2030. The proposed regulations take a hard look at Indiana’s coal-fired power plants, which generate up to 85% of Indiana’s energy.

“Our in consumer is going to see higher electric rates and also it’s going to affect jobs in our area,” said Beard.

In the TV spot, a female voice says: “The Government’s new regulations will shut down power plants we rely on, it’ll impact us in a big way.”

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