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"We joined KySEA to help educate Kentuckians on renewable energy and to encourage solar and wind installations in Kentucky." - Siobhan Mary Pritchard, Regional Manager

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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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Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Helps Families Thrive Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Helps Families Thrive

People's Self Help Housing has been providing affordable housing opportunities to families in Lewis County since 1982. PSHH knows that "affordability" is defined by more than just the mortgage. If a home is energy inefficient, the utility bills become too high for a low-income family to afford. As a result, PSHH has long-built highly energy efficient homes, helping the families they serve to thrive. PSHH has also recently built some of the first affordable homes in the region with renewable energy systems. Given that so many low-income KY families live in energy inefficient homes, combining affordability, efficiency and renewable energy is a recipe for success that benefits everyone.

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