Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

1:02 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

KY to Propane Users: Get Ready for Another Strong Winter

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Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet urges propane customers to prepare now for another strong winter.

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4:23 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Columbia Theater Restoration Project Receives $49,000 Grant

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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.

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12:29 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Kentucky Climate Policy Czar Still Going Through Over One Thousand Pages of New EPA Rules

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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.

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.

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6:45 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Atmos Energy Annual Rate Increase Approved

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Atmos Energy Corporation customers will see their bills rise after the company won approval for an $8 point 5 million annual revenue increase. The Kentucky Public Service Commission PSC stated that the adjusted rates will be “fair, just and reasonable.” 

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2:25 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

More Than 2,300 Kentucky Coal Jobs Were Lost in 2013


Kentucky’s coal industry shed more than 2,300 jobs in 2013, according to the latest numbers from the state Energy and Environment Cabinet. And most of those losses were in the Eastern Kentucky coalfields.

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5:01 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Kentucky Propane Shortage Continues During Arctic Weather

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Propane companies throughout Kentucky are facing a supply shortage as demand increases with the arctic cold. Shortages have caused local suppliers to begin rationing the amount of fuel residents can buy at a time. 

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2:49 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Kentucky Energy Secretary: We Need A Blend Of Energy Sources

The Secretary of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet said he’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.

“If all we do is move coal-dominated electricity generation to a natural gas electricity generation is not a good way to go," said Peters. "There’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’re moving away from a more balanced set of opportunities.”

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6:56 am
Fri April 12, 2013

State Gives $250K to Recycled Rubber Mulch Projects

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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. 

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.

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