Kentucky Conservation Committee

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Kentucky Conservation Committee
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Organizational Mission

The mission of the Kentucky Conservation Committee is to work for sustainable use of renewable resources, prudent use of non-renewable resources, conservation and preservation of critical and unique areas, and a healthful environment of all Kentuckians.

The Kentucky Conservation Committee (KCC) performs a pivotal role in environmental advocacy. We scrutinize legislation and inform voters, in a timely fashion, of the choices their elected officials are making. We achieve our goals through increased public awareness and legislative outreach. KCC employs an experienced legislative agent who expresses our concerns to legislators on a personal and professional level. KCC is the voice of the environment in state government.

Year Founded - 1975

Significant Accomplishments

KCC has been involved recently in furthering High Performance Building  Standards, the Land Stewardship and Conservation Task Force; hosting  meetings to bring citizens and legislators together, student outreach at college and university campuses with KCC’s student liaison initiative, educational outreach and publication of the Blackacre Executive Summary. We have been working for the past several years on supporting the expansion of solar and clean energy options for all Kentuckians and improving efficiency standards. Our website:



"The Kentucky Conservation Committee supports sustainable goals, energy diversification and pollution reduction. We have confidence that the Commonwealth can benefit economically from the production and use of renewable energy and that our citizens can enjoy a higher quality of life, security and recreation, by seeking cleaner energy sources and greater energy efficiency."

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Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Leads the Way with Energy Innovation, Wind, Solar Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Leads the Way with Energy Innovation, Wind, Solar

Nolin RECC, serving Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Meade and Taylor counties, is the first rural electric co-op in the nation to receive certification from Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER). PEER, the world's first certification program that measures power system performance and electricity infrastructure, awarded Nolin the certification in 2018 because of initiatives such as continuous monitoring of power quality, its enhanced tracking of causes for equipment failure and its emergency response plan. Colin hopes it will set an example for other rural energy cooperatives through the certification.


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