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“Among the most important issues today are tackling climate change and transitioning rapidly to a new energy economy that is based on conservation, efficiency, and clean energy.  Our Center joined KySEA to be a part of a network of individuals and groups using their combined resources and voice to effect legislative change in Kentucky. We believe all citizens and the Commonwealth will benefit from a clean energy future that will strengthen the  economy, protect the environment, improve health, and create jobs.”  - Nancy Givens

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2014 Clean Energy Lobby Day

by Erik Hungerbuhler — last modified Jan 22, 2014 05:00 PM
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Your voice is needed to make the case for clean energy policies in Kentucky that can generate thousands of good new jobs and help our families and businesses save money by saving energy.

HB 195, sponsored by Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, is a practical and powerful way to jumpstart investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy across our Commonwealth. The bill is modeled on policies already working well and creating jobs in places like Ohio and North Carolina, along with about 30 other states. With a slumping economy and energy bills running high, Kentuckians are looking for meaningful solutions. HB 195 would generate about 28,000 net new jobs in the Commonwealth over the next decade. Ten years from now, average electric bills in Kentucky are projected to be 8-10% lower under this bill than under a “business as usual” scenario.

Join with members of the Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance for a Clean Energy Lobby Day in Frankfort on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. 

Let us know if you plan to attend by registering today!

Here’s a brief run down of our schedule on February 5th:

  • Meet in Room 125 of the Capitol annex in Frankfort from 9 am to 11:45 am, we will then switch to Room 129 (next door) from 11:45 am-1 pm. 

  • Talk with lawmakers between 9 am and 1 pm.

  • Reconvene in Room 129 of the Capitol Annex from 2 to 4 pm for a coalition meeting of the KY Sustainable Energy Alliance.

We will offer a webinar on Monday, February 3rd at 7 pm EST/6 pm CST to review key information about the bill and the case for clean energy policies in Kentucky. Here’s how to join that call:

  • To view the slide show, go to www.readytalk.com. Then enter access code: 8931147.

  • To join the phone call, dial 866-740-1260 and then enter access Code: 8931147.

We will try to schedule as many appointments as possible with legislators on February 26th. And we will do our best to match you with any meetings that are scheduled with legislators from your region. However, if you have a good relationship with specific legislators, it’s a good idea for you to reach out to them yourself to set up an appointment. Please do let us know if you’ve confirmed a meeting so that we don’t duplicate efforts. You can send any related updates to Carrie@kysea.org or lisa@kysea.org.

Can't make it to Frankfort?

Of course, if you can’t make it to Frankfort on February 26th, you can still make your voice heard by calling or emailing your legislators and asking them to support HB 195. The toll-free message line to all legislators is 1-800-372-7181. You can also send an email message to any legislator through this website: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Legislators.htm

Feel free to contact lisa@kysea.org with questions or updates.

We look forward to seeing you in Frankfort.

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