Leading the Way

For Indiana. For our future.

The Indiana Conservative Alliance for Energy is an organization founded by conservatives who believe in a genuine “ all of the above” approach to Indiana’s energy policy – an approach that values the energy that built our great state and transitions to the clean, renewable and efficient energy that’s powering our future.

Moving Indiana toward an all of the above energy policy will create jobs, expand our economy, make our communities more secure through energy independence, improve public health, and leave behind a powerful legacy for future generations of Hoosiers. We encourage you to stay involved through our website and social media channels.

We believe that a diverse and increasingly renewable energy portfolio is the key to lower electricity rates and a more reliable system.

We believe in leveling the playing field so that emerging energy technologies can access markets. We believe that as technologies change, Indiana must embrace its emerging clean energy economy; by doing so, the Hoosier state will remain competitive and secure further job creation and investment for years to come.

WE ARE THE INDIANA CONSERVATIVE ALLIANCE FOR ENERGY.

Building a Cleaner, Healthier Indiana
Expanding the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency will mean cleaner air and water and a healthier Indiana.
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Creating Local Jobs and Investment
Expanding the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency will create local jobs that can’t be outsourced, and increased investment in state and local economic development.
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Achieving Energy Independence
Expanding the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency will reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil and make our nation and communities more secure.
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BECOMING A NATIONAL LEADER
Increasing the use of renewable energy will help Indiana remain competitive and create a next level economy. Investing in clean energy sends a strong message that our state seeks to lead the nation in energy and technology, which in turn helps businesses, talent, investment, and local job creation.
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Securing Our Grid
Decentralizing energy production and expanding distributed generation and microgrids will help protect our vulnerable electricity grid from attacks and extreme weather.
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Securing a Safer Tomorrow
Extreme weather events are becoming more and more common, taking lives and costing taxpayers billions of dollars. Investing in home grown renewable energy and energy efficiency will create a more resilient and secure system – reducing cost and improving our capacity to efficiently and effectively deal with local, state, and national disasters.
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On the Side of Consumers
The cost of renewable energy is falling dramatically, becoming cost-competitive with, and in some cases cheaper than, fossil fuel production. This is beneficial to taxpayers all over Indiana.
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MEET THE TEAM

Kacey Crane
Executive Director

Kacey Crane serves as the Executive Director for the Indiana Conservative Alliance for Energy (ICAE), overseeing the organization’s efforts to advance conservative, market-based clean energy solutions.

Prior to ICAE, Kacey served as the Legislative Affairs Director for the Indiana Department of Transportation. Her experience includes working for Butler University, Faegre Drinker Consulting, and various political campaigns.

Kacey is a proud graduate of Butler University and is working towards her Masters of Public Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Kacey is a native Hoosier, currently living in Indianapolis.

Reed Davis
Program Director

Reed Davis serves as the Program Director for the Indiana Conservative Alliance for Energy, planning and executing the organization’s programming throughout the year.

Recently, Reed worked as the Field Representative for ICAE’s Land and Liberty Coalition. Davis spent his early career on political campaigns, working in both Indiana and Georgia. Most prominently, he served as the Regional Field Director in Indianapolis for Governor Eric Holcomb’s successful re-election in 2020.

Reed is an alumnus of Indiana University and is a lifelong Hoosier, having been born and raised in Hamilton County.

Zach Rodgers
Board Member

Zach Rodgers, born and raised in Wells County, Indiana, is Executive Director of Right to Life of Northeast Indiana.

A graduate of Norwell High School, University of Indianapolis (Bachelor’s in Marketing), and of Western Governors University (MBA), Zach has worked in Higher Education, politics, the private sector, and now in the Nonprofit sector.

Passionate about helping families who are in crisis, Zach works to make sure there is a compassionate and caring conservative approach to Pro Life service.

He is also the Wells County Republican Party Chairman which allows him to help his community by finding the right people for the right place at the right time. He has attended Hope Missionary Church for over 30 years and loves to invest in the next generation of leaders.

Chris Jensen
Board Member

Chris Jensen, Noblesville Mayor

As a proud Miller, Mayor Chris Jensen is honored to serve the community he has called home his entire life.

Professionally, Jensen worked in business development for a civil engineering firm assisting cities and counties across Indiana on infrastructure development. Prior to his current role, Jensen served on the Noblesville Common Council from 2016 to 2019. Jensen also served as executive director of the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Commission. Jensen worked for many years in the administration of former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. He served as special assistant to Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman and director of Intergovernmental Affairs, where he served as the key link between the Lt. Governor’s office and local units of government.

In the community, Jensen serves on the board of the Noblesville High School Alumni Association, is a Noblesville Kiwanis Club member and a past member of the Nickel Plate Arts board. Jensen and his wife, Julie, also volunteer and are members at Grace Church in Noblesville. They are both Butler University graduates and are parents to CJ, Vivian, Hank and Emmy Kate.

Honorable Greg Ballard
Honorable Greg Ballard
Former Mayor of Indianapolis

After a twenty-three-year career in the Marine Corps and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, Greg Ballard returned home to Indianapolis in 2001. In 2007, he ran a successful campaign to become the 48th Mayor of Indianapolis, subsequently serving two terms. While Mayor, he became a Trustee for the US Conference of Mayors and was known for his boldness and innovation by his fellow mayors.

A graduate of Indiana University, he has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from both Butler University and Marian University, is a Distinguished Alumni of IU’s College of Arts and Sciences, is an Honorary Alumni of the University of Indianapolis, and holds a Master of Military Science from Marine Corps University. He is a Persian Gulf War veteran. Greg and his wife, Winnie, have been married for 38 years and have two children, Erica and Greg Jr.