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NiSource reports progress on plan to reduce emissions, overall impact on environment

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South Bend’s Inovateus Solar recently began construction on a new 80-acre, 16-megawatt solar power generation facility for Logansport Municipal Utility.

NiSource says it’s making progress on its corporate initiatives to reduce its emissions and overall impact on the environment.

The Merrillville-based company, and parent of NIPSCO, noted in its 2021 climate report that it’s on track to meet the following goals:

  • 100% coal-free by rebalancing its energy mix by 2026-2028
  • 90% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, with a 63% reduction already accomplished
  • 50% reduction in methane emissions from main and service lines by 2025
  • 3,300 megawatts of renewable energy added by 2023
  • 99% reduction in water withdrawals by 2030

“NiSource is committed to being a partner in addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through smart innovation, new and modernized infrastructure and advanced technologies that maintain reliable, resilient and affordable energy service choices for  our customers,” said Joe Hamrock, NiSource president and CEO. “People must be at the center of any effort aimed at shifting to a greener, more sustainable energy supply, which is a central focus of the 2021 NiSource Climate Report and a core principle that guides our shared path forward.”

The company continues to advance efforts under its Your Energy, Your Future initiative, which has a goal of tapping more power generation from renewable sources including wind and solar.

NiSource was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the eighth consecutive year and has also received AA ESG rating from MSCI. In 2021, NiSource joined the Low Carbon Resources Initiative, a five-year initiative jointly led by the Electric Power Research Institute and the Gas Technology Institute to accelerate the development of low-carbon energy technologies.  

Throughout 2022 and beyond, NiSource said it will continue to engage with state commissions, other utilities, customers and interested stakeholders on how to implement a just energy transition as part of the company’s long-term energy strategy. 


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