A bill in the Indiana General Assembly that began simply as an industrial opt-out and then morphed into a complete repeal of the state's energy efficiency resource standard (EERS) has made its way Gov. Mike Pence's desk to be signed into law, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The bill would eliminate the existing EERS and, at the end of 2014, terminate "all existing ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs." Despite rumors that he is "not enthusiastic about the expanded scope of the bill," Gov. Pence, a Republican, is not expected to veto the bill since a Republican-controlled legislature passed it by wide margins, the article said. Unlike other energy standards, Indiana's was not established by the legislature, but by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). As a result, opponents of the EERS have expressed concern over "turf" issues since it was enacted in 2009. For more, read the full story