Sustainable Energy and Efficiency

Kentucky Municipal Energy Choices Webinar

Thanks to all who joined last month’s webinar series on Municipal Energy Choices, which outlined decisions being considered for nine municipalities throughout the state. If you were not able to join us last month, you can find a video of one of our presentations here and below.

Municipal_Energy_Choices from Kentucky Conservation on Vimeo.


Report Explores Renewable and Energy
Efficiency Opportunities in Frankfort

Frankfort's-Energy-Future--Report-FINAL--8-8-16-1Frankfort, Kentucky – A report released on August 9, 2015 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.”

See full press release on Aug. 11 meeting HERE.

Download full report HERE.

Public information from consultants on Frankfort’s Municipal Energy Choices (May/June 2017)

Whitepaper Explores Potential Rate Impacts

“The Potential Rate Impacts of Net Metering for KU/LG&E” Analysis of KU/LG&E Data Shows Net Metering Has Negligible Impact on Electric Rates By Andy McDonald, Director of Sustainable Systems Programs, Earth Tools, Inc., February, 2017. Download HERE.

See Press Release on this report HERE.

 Strong Forecast for Clean Energy: EIA Report

In its forward-looking report for the year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts renewable energy will be the fastest-growing power source through 2040.

New investments in renewable energy rose from $9 billion in the first quarter of 2004 to $50 billion for 2015’s first quarter, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and the volume of installed photovoltaic systems in the United States has grown every year since 2000.

Solar Resources:

Google’s “Project Sunroof” solar mapping site HERE.

KCC Clean Energy Media:

See our Media Resource Page for several recent articles on Clean Energy for Kentucky. Link HERE.

Pope Francis Encyclical on Climate Change HERE