Renew East Kentucky blog

Northern Kentucky chapter reaching out

August 6, 2012

The Northern Kentucky chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth returned to two festivals this year to continue to build upon existing relationships with key ally organizations in the region.

Members Alex Searles, Crystal Courtney, and Diannea Wilson at the Browngrass Festival.

Monday: Ask Hal why he's against protecting miners from Black Lung

July 27, 2012

Congressman Hal Rogers is a guest on WYMT's "Issues and Answers" on Monday, July 30, and Kentuckians are invited to submit their questions.

Indiana Solar Trainings in August

July 18, 2012

Prepared by KFTC member Amanda Fuller

Solar energy put to work on Hart County farms

July 16, 2012

“If anyone tells you solar energy doesn’t work in Kentucky, they are wrong. It’s all about a balance of what you use and what you produce,” says Sam Avery.

And he has the proof. His farmhouse in Upton, Kentucky touts several solar features, including a water heater, thermal heating system and rooftop photovoltaic panels.

American Electric Power sees the light

May 29, 2012

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American Electric Power made big news today about what to do with its Big Sandy coal-burning power plant located in Louisa, Kentucky. 

This morning, the New York Times published a front page article about the debate over the future of that plant. By late this afternoon, AEP announced that it will scrap plans to sink about $1 billion into the pollution control equipment necessary to keep operating that plant.

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