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Oct 29, 2010

Bluegrass GreenExpo is This Weekend! Oct. 30th & 31st

by Nancy Reinhart — last modified Oct 29, 2010 11:03 AM

The Bluegrass GreenExpo will be held this weekend! It is the largest collection of Green Products, Exhibits & Resources ever assembled in Kentucky.

When: Saturday, October 30, 10am - 6pm
 and Sunday, October 31, 12pm - 6pm

Where: Heritage Hall at Lexington Center

Cost: FREE!

It aims to connect the people of Kentucky with information and resources that will help us create more healthy, sustainable and prosperous communities, to connect businesses and organizations with similar goals to work together for the benefit of our communities and to connect state and community leaders with information and resources that can help them in making decisions that benefit Kentucky's people, communities and environment.

WENDELL BERRY headlines a panel discussion on coal & KY's energy future on Saturday 10/30 at 10:30 AM.

This panel will be followed at 12:15 by a set of songs by multi award-winning singer-songwriter Mitch Barrett. Mitch plays again Sunday 10/31 at 3 PM.

Other attractions include a trade show, workshops, activities for kids of all ages and renewable energy exhibitions and demos.

Several members of Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance, including ASPI and the Sierra Club will have tables at the expo with information about KySEA available.

 

Oct 27, 2010

KySEA at the Governor's Energy Conference

by Nancy Reinhart — last modified Oct 27, 2010 08:43 AM

The Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance (KySEA) tabled at the Governor's Energy Conference on October 20th and 21st in Louisville. We had many good conversations with Kentuckians from across the state who are interested in what they can do to move Kentucky towards a clean energy future.

KySEA Tabling

Several school teachers stopped by the table, interested in how they could move their schools towards clean energy. People interested in installing solar panels on their homes were curious who they should contact to make that happen. Business owners and other individuals asked us how they could contribute towards KySEA's efforts to pass clean, affordable and sustainable state energy policy.

Our presence was particularly important given that the conference seemed to have a theme of "transition." Presentations throughout the two days focused on how Kentucky's and the nation's energy landscape are shifting and that an increase in renewable energy sources and a decline in the use of coal-burning power are inevitable. Kentucky Energy Secretary Len Peters stated that through the conference "we are exploring ideas for how we make this transition, this transformation go most smoothly for everyone."

KySEA is an alliance of individuals, businesses and organizations working together to promote clean, sustainable and affordable energy solutions for Kentucky. It was formed in 2009 and its presence couldn't be more timely. Given the changing energy landscape and the needs of so many families facing skyrocketing energy prices, KySEA is poised to do exciting work over the next few years.

With the 2011 legislative session coming up, our efforts to promote a package of sustainable, healthy and affordable energy options for the state are heating up. KySEA meetings are advertised on this website and open to the public - join us!


Oct 19, 2010

KREC to Host Economic Development Forum on Renewable Energy in Kentucky

by Kristin Tracz — last modified Oct 19, 2010 01:30 PM

Registration is now open.

From the Kentucky Renewable Energy Consortium:

Economic Development Forum on Renewable Energy in Kentucky

Join us on November 17th to see how Kentucky can attract investments and create “green jobs” by developing comprehensive energy and funding strategies that will prepare its infrastructure and workforce to be ready for this global transition.

November 17, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

at Berea College

Alumni Building Activities Room
Berea, KY 40404
 
Renewable energy is emerging as an industry in its own right – one that will provide a wide variety of jobs and investment opportunities as the industry grows. How can Kentucky benefit economically from a rapidly expanding clean energy economy?

The Forum will explore:

  • Economic drivers for renewable energy
  • Opportunities to develop Kentucky’s workforce to meet the industry’s current and future employment needs 
  • Funding and investment opportunities that a clean energy economy might provide 
  • Challenges for businesses, utilities and energy consumers

Speakers

Berea College President Dr. Larry Shinn will provide opening remarks at the forum, followed by speakers from Kentucky’s Department for Energy Development and Independence, the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board, the USDA Rural Development Division and speakers from renewable energy businesses and Kentucky utility companies.

Fee: Workshop cost is $15 per person*.

Fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. (Payable by Visa, MasterCard or check. All payments must be paid by the workshop date.  Please remit check to KPPC, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, Attn: Economic Development Forum.)

*If you are interested in attending but need assistance with the $15 fee, please contact KPPC for scholarship availability.

Registration Information

ONLINE: Register for the workshop.

If you are unable to register online, you may choose another method below.

BY PHONE: 502-852-0965 or 800-334-8635 ext. 8520965

BY E-MAIL: registration@kppc.org with subject: Economic Development Forum

 

Sign-in and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., the Forum begins at 9:00 a.m.

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Lodging

Accommodations are available near Berea College.

Sponsors

The Forum is sponsored by KPPC, the Tennessee Valley and Eastern Kentucky Wind Working Group, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence and Energizing Kentucky.

 

Oct 01, 2010

KySEA Membership Meeting to be held Oct 12: Join Us!

by Kristin Tracz — last modified Oct 01, 2010 09:07 AM
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Save the date 10/12 for a day-long KySEA Mtg!

KySEA will meet at 9:30am for a daylong meeting about strategy, communications and biomass policy at the Lexington Libary -- Northside branch, located at 1733 Russell Cave Road.  Please join us if you can make it!  You can RSVP here.  Members will receive additional information and an agenda in the coming days.  If you are not a KySEA member and are interested in attending the October 12 meeting, please email kristin@kysea.org for additional information.  We look forward to seeing you!

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