energy conservation

Beshears Tout Capitol Energy Saving Plan

by Rick Howlett on April 20, 2010

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio

As Kentucky prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday, Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear are touting energy conservation efforts at the State Capitol.

Gov. Beshear says improvements underway will reduce energy consumption by 22-percent, and save taxpayers $251,000 dollars a year.

“The work includes lighting upgrades, water conservation measures, vending machine controllers, optimization of the chiller plants performance, replacement of steam traps, various improvements at the mansion and electrical transformer replacement,” he said.

The work is being done at the Executive Mansion, the State Capitol and the Capitol Annex. Beshear says the $2.6 million project will be repaid through savings realized from reductions in utility costs.

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Indiana Receiving $132 Million For Energy Conservation

by Rick Howlett March 20, 2009

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says more than 30,000 low income households will benefit from the state’s $132 million share of federal stimulus funds to be used to make their dwellings more energy efficient. The program will put equipment such as thermostats, water heaters and furnaces in the homes of residents already receiving state energy assistance. […]

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Beshear Orders Energy Saving Measures

by Rick Howlett February 18, 2009

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh On nights and weekends, lower the thermostats and turn off the lights. That’s what Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is ordering for state-owned facilities operated by the Finance Cabinet. That includes the State Capitol, the Capitol Annex and the Governor’s Mansion. “It’s senseless to heat or cool down a building […]

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