Energy Talk Rescheduled

Former Assistant Secretary for Policy in the U.S. Department of Energy Sue Tierney was scheduled to speak in Louisville tonight at 6:30, but bad weather on the east coast has forced a cancellation. I spoke with Tierney last week about sustainable energy, as well as coal’s future in the United States’ energy mix and differences […]

Heating Assistance Demand Constant, Next Phase of Funding Facing Cuts

Louisville officials are anticipating a cut in federal Low Income Heating Assistance Program funds, but not a drop in demand. LIHEAP has two phases: subsidy and crisis. For the subsidy phase, low-income Louisvillians can get help paying their utility bills. In the crisis phase, applicants for assistance must show proof that their utilities are about […]

New EPA Law Would Regulate Pollution in Kentucky

The Louisville area has had six Air Quality Alerts because of high ozone levels so far this year.But the Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to unveil a new rule this week that could eventually reduce those ozone levels. The Clean Air Transport Rule will affect states differently. Some will have to regulate both fine particle […]

The Energy Revolution

Saturday, April 24, 2010 9pm Producer: Spectrum Radio Listen Again The Energy Revolution explores discoveries and innovations in renewable energy. We’ll meet a wind power expert from Brussels, and visit the world’s largest solar tower in Seville and hear reports on a wide range of green technologies being developed around the US: turning cooking : turning cooking […]

Lawmakers Urged To Study Coal's Effect On Health

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentuckians for the Commonwealth want lawmakers to do more study on the health effects of coal-based electricity. The citizens group invited Dr. Michael Hendryx of West Virginia University to testify before the House Health and Welfare Committee. Hendryx says his voluminous research on the health of residents of Appalachia […]

Three New US Energy Plans Worry Governor

Today, President Barack Obama announced three major energy and environmental initiatives designed to reduce dependence on foreign oil as well as reduce global warming emissions. But as WFPL’s Kristin Espeland Gourlay reports, Kentucky’s response was less than enthusiastic.