The plan proposes creating a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. It would require 25 percent of Kentucky’s energy to come from some renewable sources but also from increased energy efficiency by the year 2025. Energy and Environment Cabinet secretary Len Peters says the emphasis will be on efficiency, and power plants will not be required to meet any particular target.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has rolled out the state’s first ever comprehensive energy plan. Beshear says five of the seven states surrounding Kentucky have nuclear power plants and it’s time the commonwealth followed suit. He says he’s not yet ready to ask lawmakers to lift the ban on nuclear power,… Continue reading Beshear Unveils Energy Plan