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Power Indy Forward

During spring 2014 community organizations are coming together to launch the Power Indy Forward Campaign.
In the upcoming months, Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL) must update its 20-year energy plan and submit it to state regulators for review. IPL's current plans are to continue burning coal in Marion County until at least 2034, with no plans to increase wind, solar or other renewable energy.  We believe Indianapolis can do better.
55 organizations participated in the Power Indy Forward Campaign by passing resolutions urging Indianapolis Power & Light to include in its 20-year energy plan a commitment to stop burning coal at the Harding Street coal plant by 2020. We invited neighborhood associations, churches, universities, and other community groups to pass a resolution to Power Indy Forward. By bringing together our diverse voices we can create a vision to protect public health, improve our quality of life and create a better future for our city. 

On August 15th, 2014 Indianapolis Power and Light announced plans to end coal burning in Indianapolis by 2016, and decomission coal ash ponds located outside of the Harding Street facility. Read more about this clean air victory on the Sierra Club Typepad or through the Sierra Club press release. 

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To join the Power Indy Forward Campaign or to get involved please contact Megan Anderson or (317) 222-1146.

Power Indy Forward Resolutions: 

All Saints Episcopal Chapter of Indianapolis Green Congregation

Biology Club at Butler University

Butler Faculty Senate

Butler Student Government Association

Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East

Citizens Action Coalition

Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE)

Creation Care Ministry of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

Creation Care Team of Downey Avenue Christian Church

Crooked Creek Community Council

Cross and Crown Lutheran Church Green Team

Cumberland First Baptist Church

Downey Avenue Christian Church

Earth Charter Indiana, Inc.

Eastgate Christian Church

Eastside Creation Care Network

Episcopal Church of All Saints

Epworth United Methodist Church

Evoke Arts and Media

Fairbanks School of Public Health: Masters of Public Health Student Government

Fayette Street Property Owners Association, Inc.

First Congregational Church Green Team

Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light

Indianapolis Green Congregations

Irvington Development Corporation

IU School of Medicine Medical Student Council

IUPUI Active Student Artists

IUPUI Graduate and Professional Student Government

IUPUI Philosophy Club

IUPUI Sociology Club

IUPUI Student Sustainability Council

IUPUI Undergraduate Student Government

IUPUI Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Committee

Mid North Shepherd Center

Near East Side Community Organization (NESCO)

Neighbors of Highland Vicinity Neighborhood

Neighbors of Irvington Terrace

North United Methodist Church Green Team

One Voice of Martindale-Brightwood

Open Table United Church of Christ

School of Liberal Arts Student Council at IUPUI

Shalom Mennonite Church

Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter

Social Advocacy, Justice & Ethnic Ministries Team of the United Methodist Church

St. Luke's United Methodist Church Green Ministry

Stadium Village Business Association

STS Connect at Butler University

Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis

University Heights Neighborhood Association

Vlad the Impaler "Dracula” - The Romanian Society

Water Sentinels at IUPUI

Willard Park of Holy Cross-Westminster Civic Alliance

Windsor Park Neighborhood Association