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… Continue reading Energy Talk Rescheduled
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… Continue reading Heating Assistance Demand Constant, Next Phase of Funding Facing Cuts
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… Continue reading New EPA Law Would Regulate Pollution in Kentucky
President Barack Obama is encouraging oil companies to begin drilling the thousands of acres of land they currently lease in the United States. Mr. Obama’s suggestion is similar to one made by Third District Congressman John Yarmuth in 2008.
Despite the radiation leak at a nuclear power plant in Japan, a lawmaker maintains that Kentucky shouldn’t give up on the prospect of using atomic energy but environmentalists maintain their concerns about potential problems.
U.S. Senate candidates Jack Conway and Rand Paul shared a stage Thursday for the first time since the May primary, and each candidate accused the other of being too extreme.
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… Continue reading The Energy Revolution
It’s official: the top prize winner in the city’s first energy efficiency challenge, the “Kilowatt Crackdown,” is The Fetter Group.
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… Continue reading Lawmakers Urged To Study Coal's Effect On Health
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.