Derby-Themed Demonstration Aims to Draw Attention to Climate Change

Environmental activists are planning an event in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby to raise awareness about the effects of climate change. The event is called Connect the Dots, and it’s a project of national environmental movement 350.org. The group scheduled Saturday as a day of action against climate change across the country. Louisville organizer Drew […]

Kentucky Approves LG&E Proposal for Gas Plant at Cane Run

Louisville Gas and Electric has secured state approval to build natural gas turbines at its Cane Run Power Station. The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued its ruling today. The ruling will allow LG&E to build a 640 megawatt natural gas power plant at the current site of the coal-fired Cane Run Power Station, which is […]

PSC Approves LG&E Proposal for Gas Plant at Cane Run

The PSC has approved Louisville Gas and Electric’s application to construct a 640 megawatt natural gas power plant at the current site of the gas-fired Cane Run Power Station. The company will also buy existing gas generation in Oldham County. The company already had approval to retire Cane Run, as well as two other coal-fired […]

Students Work to Install Recycled, Lower-Cost Solar Panels at U of L

Work has begun on a small-scale solar energy project on the University of Louisville’s Belknap campus. Members of U of L’s Renewable Energy and Efficiency Club–which is affiliated with the university’s Conn Center–are standing by a campus greenhouse studying two solar panels. The solar panels don’t look like any of the others installed on buildings […]

Kentucky Power Makes Case for Coal at Big Sandy Power Plant

The Kentucky Public Service Commission is set to decide soon whether American Electric Power can keep burning coal at an eastern Kentucky power plant. The Public Service Commissioners heard testimony today in Frankfort. Kentucky Power’s Big Sandy Power Plant in Lawrence County burns coal, and the company—which is owned by American Electric Power—is asking for […]

Neighbors Say New Dust Screen at Cane Run Isn’t Working

Neighborhood residents say a dust screen that was installed last week at Louisville Gas and Electric’s Cane Run Power Station isn’t working. A video taken this weekend by neighborhood residents shows clouds of dust billowing over and around the 50-foot-tall screen the company installed near its sludge processing plant. Greg Walker lives across the street […]

Rally for Safer Chemical Legislation Planned for Tomorrow

Residents and community activists are planning an event tomorrow in west Louisville to raise awareness about toxic chemicals. It’s not an accident that the rally is planned on the edge of Rubbertown—where many of the city’s chemical plants are located. Jason Howard of the Kentucky Environmental Foundation says the point of the rally is to […]

Kentucky Court Allows Environmental Groups to Intervene in Pollution Case

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled environmental groups and citizens may intervene in a lawsuit against a coal mining company. The Supreme Court’s ruling upholds Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd’s decision to let environmental groups intervene in the case. The groups—which include Appalachian Voices and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth—wanted a voice in the case, because […]