Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet http://wkms.org en Columbia Theater Restoration Project Receives $49,000 Grant http://wkms.org/post/columbia-theater-restoration-project-receives-49000-grant <p>The Columbia Club has received a $49,000 grant from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet to clean up asbestos and lead contamination in Paducah’s Columbia Theatre.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:23:02 +0000 Allison Crawford 41550 at http://wkms.org Columbia Theater Restoration Project Receives $49,000 Grant Kentucky Climate Policy Czar Still Going Through Over One Thousand Pages of New EPA Rules http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-climate-policy-czar-still-going-through-over-one-thousand-pages-new-epa-rules <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The man who will help lead Kentucky’s effort to meet new air pollution standards says his office will stay above the political battle surrounding the issue.</p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Kentucky’s assistant secretary for climate policy, John Lyons, faces the unenviable task of combing through 1,400 pages of material that spell out the new federal carbon emissions rules announced this week by the Environmental Protection Agency. The regulations have been denounced this week by both of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates as well as business leaders who predict doom for the state’s coal industry and overall economy.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:29:41 +0000 Kevin Willis (WKYU) 41110 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Climate Policy Czar Still Going Through Over One Thousand Pages of New EPA Rules Atmos Energy Annual Rate Increase Approved http://wkms.org/post/atmos-energy-annual-rate-increase-approved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Atmos</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Energy Corporation customers will see their bills rise after the company won approval for an $8 point 5 million annual revenue increase. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky&nbsp;Public Service Commission PSC</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stated that the adjusted rates will be “fair, just and reasonable.”&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:45:23 +0000 Troy Taylor 40079 at http://wkms.org Atmos Energy Annual Rate Increase Approved More Than 2,300 Kentucky Coal Jobs Were Lost in 2013 http://wkms.org/post/more-2300-kentucky-coal-jobs-were-lost-2013 <p>Kentucky’s coal industry shed more than 2,300 jobs in 2013,&nbsp;according to the latest numbers from the state Energy and Environment Cabinet.&nbsp;And most of those losses were in the Eastern Kentucky coalfields.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:25:08 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 38504 at http://wkms.org More Than 2,300 Kentucky Coal Jobs Were Lost in 2013 Kentucky Propane Shortage Continues During Arctic Weather http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-propane-shortage-continues-during-arctic-weather <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Propane companies throughout Kentucky are facing a supply shortage as demand increases with the arctic cold. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shortages have caused local suppliers to begin rationing the amount of fuel residents can buy at a time.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:01:36 +0000 Rob Canning 38315 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Propane Shortage Continues During Arctic Weather Kentucky Energy Secretary: We Need A Blend Of Energy Sources http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-energy-secretary-we-need-blend-energy-sources <p>The Secretary of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet said he&rsquo;s a strong supporter of natural gas development as a source of energy in Kentucky and elsewhere. However, Len Peters said the country will be a lot better off with a blend of options.</p><p>&ldquo;If all we do is move coal-dominated electricity generation to a natural gas electricity generation is not a good way to go,&quot; said Peters. &quot;There&rsquo;s no diversification in that. We have to be able to build coal. We have to be able to build natural gas. Nobody wants to build nuclear these days so we&rsquo;re moving away from a more balanced set of opportunities.&rdquo;</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:49:09 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 35518 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Energy Secretary: We Need A Blend Of Energy Sources State Gives $250K to Recycled Rubber Mulch Projects http://wkms.org/post/state-gives-250k-recycled-rubber-mulch-projects <p></p><p>The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is providing $250,000 in grants for rubber mulch in 18 playgrounds, a landscaping project and a walking trail.&nbsp;</p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear says using the recycled scrap tire mulch is environmentally beneficial. The grants come from the state's Waste Tire Trust Fund, which receives a $1 fee from each new tire sold. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:56:26 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30484 at http://wkms.org State Gives $250K to Recycled Rubber Mulch Projects