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
Mayor Greg Fischer unveiled two green projects on Monday built with federal stimulus funds, continuing toward his goal of making Louisville a leader in energy efficient business. The first project was an energy efficient green roof for the Romano L. Mazzoli Federal Building. The $1 million dollar project is the largest green roof in Kentucky,… Continue reading Mayor Fischer Unveils New Green Projects
The Louisville Zoo will begin installation of a new ‘green roof’ at its herpaquarium, thanks to an earmark secured by Congressman John Yarmuth. Yarmuth was on hand to present a check for more than 142-thousand dollars to the Zoo. It will be used to build a roof at the zoo that is covered in… Continue reading Green Roof at Zoo, Solar Lights at Bus Stops Get Funding
Whichever image comes to mind, you have to hand it to the adventurous–and slightly nutty–competitors in the Escape from Berkeley race. Competitors race from Berkeley to Las Vegas (about a 600 mile drive) in a vehicle that runs on anything but petroleum-based fuels.
Tacked on to the so-called “bail out” bill passed earlier this month are a suite of extensions of tax credits for renewable energy projects. And members of Kentucky’s renewable energy industry are praising federal lawmakers for attaching them to the measure.
The so-called “bail out” bill may not seem to be having major effects on the financial markets. But it is stirring excitement among renewable energy advocates. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has the story.