Registration still open for Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment Sept. 21-22

Lt. Gov. Hampton to Present Environmental Leadership Awards

(FRANKFORT, Ky. Sept. 16, 2016) – There is still time to register for the 40th Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment. The event will be held Sept. 21-22, 2016, at the Lexington Convention Center.

Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely is scheduled to open the conference on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The two-day event will feature sessions on corporate sustainability, energy solutions and federal environmental and energy regulations.

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will join Sec. Snavely and Energy Cabinet officials on Thursday, September 22 to at an awards luncheon during which individuals and organizations across Kentucky will be recognized for making positive contributions to Kentucky’s environment.

“This annual conference marks 40 years of bringing together business and industry leaders, government officials, utilities, and this year, representatives from two military installations, to discuss how changes to energy and environmental policies are having an impact on the future of our state,” Secretary Snavely said.

Corporate sustainability is the topic of day one, with presenters from industry leaders including Wal-Mart, Lexmark, UPS, L’Oreal, and Toyota, and U.S. Army Military Installations from Fort Knox, Radcliffe, Kentucky and the Kentucky National Guard, Frankfort. Thursday’s agenda focuses on current energy and environmental issues affecting Kentucky highlighting topics such as water, coal, emerging technologies and utilities. Among the line-up of featured speakers are:Tom FitzGerald, Kentucky Resources Council; Bill Bissett, Kentucky Coal Association; Andrew Ott, President and CEO of PJM; and many others. The full conference agenda is available online at

The annual Environmental Excellence Awards, Energy Leadership Awards and the inaugural Secretary’s Award will be presented during a luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Eighteen exhibitors representing public and private sectors will be on site both days to share their expertise and demonstrate innovative, emerging technologies. Because of demand, additional exhibit space has been made available. To reserve booth space, call Eileen Hardy, Department for Energy Development and Independence, (502) 782-6965.

Conference prices are outlined below:

Pre-Registration (Online) Prices
Full Conference — $200
Sept. 21 only — $100
Sept. 22 only (includes Awards Luncheon) — $125

Awards Luncheon only – $40

On-Site Registration Prices

Full Conference — $225
Sept. 21 only — $125
Sept. 22 only (includes Awards Luncheon) — $150

To register, visit the conference website at