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Environment
6:51 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Kentucky Reacts to New EPA Rules

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The new Environmental Protection Agency rules seek to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.  State's heavily dependent on coal, like Kentucky, are expected to have some flexibility in meeting a new standard.  Still, Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett believes an already diminished eastern Kentucky mining industry would suffer more job losses and says the potential impact goes beyond the coal fields to all manufacturers.

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Environment
6:59 am
Thu November 7, 2013

KSEC Pushes Universities on Renewable Energy

The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition is making its voice heard across the state on energy issues.

The activist group is planning to petition for a sustainable projects fund at Murray State tomorrow.

KSEC also plans a demonstration at the University of Kentucky basketball game in Lexington to protest the use of coal severance funds in the renovation of Rupp Arena.

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Environment
10:31 am
Thu July 4, 2013

High Rainfall Keeps TVA Electricity Prices Down

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is pumping out a record amount of electricity from it's hydroelectric dams along the Tennessee River and its tributaries.  The free power source along with the wettest year in nearly two decades is saving TVA 10 % on its July fuel bills. 

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Business
7:07 am
Tue November 6, 2012

TVA Board Chooses New CEO

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s board has chosen a former energy chief from North Carolina to succeed retiring Tom Kilgore as the chief executive of the nation’s largest public utility.

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Business
3:22 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Kentucky Mines Sign $7B, 25-Year Coal Contract with India

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Coal mines in Kentucky and West Virginia will send millions of tons of coal to India, under the terms of a 25-year contract that was signed Wednesday. As Kentucky Public Radio’s Erica Peterson reports, the deal is being hailed as a sign of hope in the coal export market.

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Environment
2:36 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Kentucky Ranks First in Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants

Erica Peterson WFPL

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 12:07 pm

Kentucky is number one on a list of the states with the most toxic air pollution from power plants.

The Natural Resources Defense Council analyzed the data self-reported by industries in the Toxic Release Inventory, which is managed by the federal government. The most recent data is from 2010, and that year, Kentucky’s power plants emitted more than 40 million pounds of toxic air pollution. This gives the state the dubious honor of being ranked number one in the nation.

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Coal Power
3:18 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

McConnell Rallies for Coal to be Bigger Part of US Energy Portfolio

As the Environmental Protection Agency begins its public forums on coal mining permits in Kentucky, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is rallying for coal to be a bigger part of the nation's energy portfolio.

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WKMS Press Releases
11:37 am
Mon April 16, 2012

WKMS Presents Burn: an Energy Journal during Noon Hour

Murray State's public radio service 91.3 WKMS presents BURN: an Energy Journal, airing Thursdays, April 19 and 26, at noon. BURN: An Energy Journal is the flagship program of The Public Radio Energy Project.Host Alex Chadwick, a veteran reporter and writer, maintains that energy is the fundamental issue of our time; it powers our homes and our economy; it creates troubled alliances; it empowers and impoverishes; and enables almost all that we do as a society.

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Environment
3:30 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Frankfort Participates in Earth Hour

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The Kentucky state capitol will turn off unnecessary lights tomorrow night as part of International Earth Hour. This is the fourth consecutive year the capitol has participated in the event sponsored by the World Wildlife Federation. Officials say this is part a comprehensive plan to reduce energy consumption in state buildings by 15% in the next three years and 25% by 2025.

Government
3:22 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Sen Paul Opposes Alternative Energy Loan Program

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US Senator Rand Paul says the federal energy department should stop its loan guarantee program for companies developing alternative energy products. The Kentucky Republican told Energy Secretary Steven Chu Tuesday some of the loans have gone to wealthy friends of President Obama and that raises questions about the whole program.

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