Last Thursday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence allowed legislation to become law that eliminates the state's energy efficiency program – Energizing Indiana, Indiana Public Media reports. The bill started as a simple industrial opt-out provision but rapidly morphed into a complete repeal of the program (See our March 13, 2014, blog post – "Bill to repeal Indiana's energy efficiency resource standard reaches the governor's desk"). The governor said that he is devoted to energy efficiency, but had concerns about "rising energy costs for businesses and the impact on job creation." Since the legislation "bars the Pence administration from creating a replacement" program on its own, the governor has "directed the Utility Regulatory Commission to begin crafting a proposal for a new program he can take to the legislature next year," the article said. For more, read the full story.