TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—Local leaders are protesting Duke Energy. They say it's time for the utility company to invest in renewable energy.
Right now the company burns coal to provide service to more than 7 million people in Indiana. West Lafayette City Councillor Kathy Parker said the City of West Lafayette is working towards clean energy.
She said it only makes sense that Indiana's largest electric company join the movement to cut down on the risk of polluted air and contaminated water.
"They are including solar and wind in their planning process but they are not doing as much as other utilities are doing and what we want to see is greater efforts to convert faster to renewable energies," said Parker.
News 18 has reached out to Duke Energy for comment and have not heard back. Parker said other states such as Virginia have put pressure on the company. She said Greater Lafayette needs to continue doing the same thing.