Indy Energy comments on

Indy Energy provided a statement to The Examiner for a story regarding the recently announced Clean Power Plan announced by the president Aug. 3.

The Clean Power Plan wants to reduce carbon pollution from power plants with customized goals for states.

Here's the Indy Energy statement

This is an important and long over–due development.

Independence Power & Light anticipated this development and is already increasing its use of renewable energy with its recent purchase of wind power from Kansas; IPL uses more renewables than most existing utilities. It is also exploring community solar.

Renewable energy is becoming competitive with coal and it is indisputable that it is a more sustainable way to generate power.

IPL has a long term agreement to meet our basic needs with coal – generated electricity and these will be needed for the near and medium term.