Last week, Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities announced a plan to retire three coal-fired power plants over the next four years. The plants will be replaced by facilities that burn natural gas—which is cleaner than coal. The utilities are part of a growing trend across the nation to retire older coal plants. To… Continue reading LG&E, KU Plan to Switch Units From Coal to Gas Part of a Nationwide Trend
Louisville Gas & Electric announced today that its coal-fired power plant in southwest Louisville will be taken offline by 2016. The company will build a new natural gas-fired plant on the same property. This is an option LG&E has been weighing publicly since April. In an interview earlier this summer, Vice President John Voyles said the… Continue reading LG&E to Replace Coal-Fired Cane Run Plant With Natural Gas
Natural gas prices will be going up again this winter in Kentucky. An increase in gas-fired power plants and an unstable market are responsible for the increase.
A new report from the Louisville Metropolitan Housing Coalition says heating and other energy costs are playing more of a role in home affordability in the Louisville area. Coalition Executive Director Cathy Hinko says the average natural gas bill has more than tripled over the past decade and continues to rise. “All of us are… Continue reading Report: Energy Costs Affecting Housing Affordability
The Kentucky Public Service Commission is advising homeowners to prepare for what could be a sharp increase in their heating bills this winter. PSC spokesperson Andrew Melnykovich says natural gas prices have hit levels not seen since 2005, when supplies were disrupted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. But this time it’s not a supply problem that’s… Continue reading PSC: Brace For Higher Winter Heating Bills