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’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.

 

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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