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"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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Kentucky's Energy Challenge

According to information supplied by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's Q2, 2017 report, the net generation of Kentucky's energy is as follows:

82% Coal

10% Natural Gas

7% Hydroelectric

1% or less: Petroleum Coke, Petroleum Liquids, Solar, Wood and wood-derived files, 

 

Kentucky Energy Generation Q2_2017

 

 

Because of historically cheap electricity rates, Kentucky’s per capita energy consumption is among the highest in the nation, making our electricity bills comparable to states with much higher electricity rates.

By investing in conservation, energy efficiency and homegrown renewable resources, Kentucky can curb rising electricity prices on its residents and businesses and get our economy back on track by creating thousands of homegrown clean energy jobs.

Source: "Energy Landscape and Trends" from NGA Policy Presentation provided by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, November, 2017

 

 

 

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