Indiana Creates Energy Council, Mandates Efficiency and Renewables

On August 11, 2006, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed an executive order creating the Interagency Council on Energy. The council will provide energy policy advice to the governor and General Assembly, oversee the implementation of a plan to improve energy efficiency, and promote in-state production of clean energy. In particular, the plan encourages use of clean coal and biomass to produce electricity and transportation fuels. Governor Daniels also signed Executive Order 06-14 mandating that at least 10 percent of electricity used in state government buildings come from domestically produced, renewable energy by 2010, and increase to 25% by 2025. In addition, state fleet vehicle replacements must be able to use alternative fuels.

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Executive Order 06-14
"Hoosier Homegrown" Energy Plan