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
Wind, rain, snow – nope we’re not talking about today’s forecast but the windstorm of September 2008 and the ice storm of January 2009.
Blustery winds this afternoon will significantly increase the fire danger risk in much of Kentucky and southern Indiana. The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Red Flag Warning in those areas until six o’clock. Forecaster Tom Reaugh says a combination of warm weather, dry vegetation and high winds prompted the warning. “It’s just… Continue reading Red Flag Warning Issued by National Weather Service
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.