Why did you join KySEA?
Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club

"The Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club is dedicated to the goal of moving to a new energy future, one weaned away from carbon-based sources of energy and that defends instead on renewable, sustainable energy sources and that maximizes energy efficiency."

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Kentucky's Energy Challenge

Currently, over 90% of the electricity produced in Kentucky is derived from coal-fired power plants.

Electricity Source By Fuel Type, KY 2007

 

Because of historically cheap electricity rates, Kentucky‚Äôs 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.

 

Sources:

Energy Information Administration, State Energy Profiles: Kentucky, http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/state/state_energy_profiles.cfm?sid=KY

Energy Information Administration, Average Retail Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers by End-Use Sector, by State, www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epm/tables_6_b.html

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Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Adds Wind Power to Grid Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Adds Wind Power to Grid

Nolin RECC, serving Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Meade and Taylor counties, has recently joined "the nation's quest to seek alternative energy sources," (source: www.nolinrecc.com). They have just installed a wind turbine at the RECC office, located on the Fort Knox miltary base. The turbine is part of a larger effort to use clean energy sources and efficiency to replace 35% of the total base electricity consumption in 2010.

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