Policy Choices for Indiana's Future (Policy Choices I)
Energy & Environment Commission
Leveraging Indiana’s energy assets in an environmentally responsible, productive manner
With significant reserves of coal and biomass resources, Indiana's future economic prosperity and its residents' quality of life will be significantly affected by the state's energy policies. To be sure, federal energy policies will impose some constraints. But by thoughtfully stewarding the state's natural resources, aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities and actively supporting the development of new energy initiatives, Indiana's leaders can help Indiana capitalize on opportunities and respond to change.
Good public policy requires a clear understanding of available choices. In its report, the Commission on Energy and the Environment identifies policy options, and outlines potential positive and negative consequences. The options listed in the report do not necessarily represent the views of any particular commission member or the organizations they represent, but the knowledge of the members and outside experts provides policymakers with the objective information needed for good decision making.