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"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

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‚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.

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

 

 

 

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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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