by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio The Kentucky Congressman who chairs a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee says increasing federal subsidies for renewable sources of energy will not lower energy costs or help the economy. Republican Ed Whitfield says federal support for renewables has increased from $5 billion to $14 billion in the last three… Continue reading Whitfield: Renewable Energy Isn’t Cheap
Agricultural and forestry leaders came together in Louisville this week to determine how their operations could help control the state’s greenhouse gas emissions as well as how they might contribute to Kentucky’s renewable energy goals. The University of Louisville’s Kentucky Renewable Energy Consortium organized the forum. And Consortium spokesman Cam Metcalf says participants realized the magnitude of the state’s energy needs.
The University of Louisville will be the home of a center devoted to the development of renewable energy. It will be called the Conn Center, named in honor of U of L alumnus Henry Conn and his wife, Rebecca, who have donated $20 million to support work there. U of L President James Ramsey says… Continue reading U of L To Operate Renewable Energy Center
The big news in the bail out bill is, well, the bail out, the emergency economic measures. But lawmakers tacked on many energy and environment-related amendments, including the extension of certain renewable energy tax credits.
The Kentucky Power Company will join several other utilities in the Commonwealth in selling green energy credits.