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Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability

“Among the most important issues today are tackling climate change and transitioning rapidly to a new energy economy that is based on conservation, efficiency, and clean energy.  Our Center joined KySEA to be a part of a network of individuals and groups using their combined resources and voice to effect legislative change in Kentucky. We believe all citizens and the Commonwealth will benefit from a clean energy future that will strengthen the  economy, protect the environment, improve health, and create jobs.”  - Nancy Givens

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Clean Energy Opportunity Act

It is time for Kentucky to transition to clean, affordable and sustainable energy solutions.

For the last two years, Representative Marzian introduced the "Clean Energy Opportunity Act" into the Kentucky General Assembly. KySEA supports this bill, which contains measures that if enacted would:

  • Create more than 26,000 local jobs, putting people to work and getting our economy back on track

  • Curb energy costs for our families, farms and businesses

  • Improve Kentuckians' health and well-being

     

Watch this video overview of the Clean Energy Opportunity Act, originally offered as a webinar on January 19th, 2012.

For more info on key components of the Clean Energy Opportunity Act, see the following:

Under this bill, participating utilities include investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives and some municipal utilities. Implementation costs of all bill measures are fully recoverable by participating utilities.

 Download a flyer about the bill here.

 

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Russell ATC Center Wind Turbine Russell ATC Center Wind Turbine

In May 2008, a host of Russell Area Technology Center students and electrical technology instructor Doug Keaton gathered around a 60-foot tall, 1-kilowatt wind turbine to celebrate its opening operation. Using electricity generated by the turbine is just one part of Russell ATC's larger plan to reduce the school's energy costs by 25%.

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