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"The Kentucky Environmental Foundation has for twenty years been focused on finding clear grassroots and policy solutions to some of our community's worst environmental problems, to hold government accountable for protection of our health now and in the future. KySEA means when it comes to energy issues in Kentucky, we don't have to work alone.  The Alliance offers an opportunity for many groups with a wide range of experiences and expertise to unite for clean energy policy solutions, creating a drumbeat for change that will benefit our health, the environment and our state economy."

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Russell ATC Center Wind Turbine

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Russell ATC Center Wind Turbine

In May 2008, a host of Russell Area Technology Center students and electrical technology instructor Doug Keaton gathered around a 60-foot tall, 1-kilowatt wind turbine to celebrate its opening operation. Using electricity generated by the turbine is just one part of Russell ATC's larger plan to reduce the school's energy costs by 25%.

 

Keaton, in collaboration with Russell High School Physics Instructor Joe Aldrich, combined funds to build the turbine from a KY Tech Prep grant focused on renewable energy, business and industries.

Students were educated not only about the turbine's construction, but also about the history of energy and the Kentucky NEED's project's Science of Energy Curriculum

 
As a part of the class, students also built a display with two residential metering devices to compare the energy usage of incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs. Keaton’s students solicited 685 people to sign the ‘Energy Star Pledge.”

 

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Doug Keaton made this comment, "Someone asked me what
is next.  My reply was that we have to continue what we started because this journey is the destination. We have to not only accept responsibility for energy and its consumption, but to do
something about it because the future is now."

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