New Report Explores Renewable and Energy
Efficiency Opportunities in Frankfort
Frankfort, Kentucky – A report released on August 9, 2016 by EnvisionFranklinCounty explores the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy to the Frankfort Plant Board (FPB), their customers, and the local community. These benefits include protecting customers from rising electricity rates and helping them to reduce their bills; reducing the risks from being heavily dependent on coal power; lowering the FPB’s demand charges and extending the life of utility infrastructure; and generating local investment and economic development.
“The Plant Board is facing some critical decisions about its electricity supply as it moves away from KU and joins the KyMEA,” said Andy McDonald, a consultant with Earth Tools, Inc. and one of the report’s authors. “This change opens up new possibilities for the Plant Board that could bring many benefits to the community.”
Partial Funding Restored to Heritage Land Conservation Fund
- Thanks to all who came out on March 2 to talk to their legislators on land conservation, which helped significantly in convincing the House to add back $2.5 million per year ($5 million total) of the $5 million per year ($10 million total) swept from the Heritage Land Conservation Fund.
- Nearly 40 organizations have signed on to a coalition statement to restore the funding for land conservation. See statement HERE.
- The final budget that was submitted to the Governor included the partial restoration of the Heritage funds.
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General Assembly through our blog, the KCC Guardian
Learn more about conservation issues important to Kentucky HERE.
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OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
Pope Francis Encyclical on Climate Change HERE
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