Energy Efficiency Day Recognized on October 6
FRANKFORT Ky. (Oct. 6, 2021) – In an effort to increase energy awareness and encourage citizens to make a difference by reducing their energy use, Gov. Andy Beshear has proclaimed October as Energy Awareness Month in Kentucky with October 6 designated Energy Efficiency Day.
“Please join me and the Energy and Environment Cabinet in celebrating Energy Awareness Month during October,” said Gov. Beshear in a video. “Year round, our efforts remain focused on improving the quality of life for all citizens by simultaneously creating efficient, sustainable energy solutions and strategies; by protecting the environment; and by creating a base for strong economic growth.”
“One of the best ways to strengthen our future is through education,” said Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman. “During the month of October, I encourage you to take advantage of the many resources provided by our Energy and Environment Cabinet to learn how you can use energy more wisely and more efficiently.”
With support of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet develops and implements programs that have a significant influence on Kentucky’s energy reliability, affordability and security. During the month of October, the Cabinet will feature several Kentucky’s energy programs and provide resources for citizens to take a greater role in managing energy use year round.
To promote public understanding of energy needs and offer no-cost or low-cost ways to reduce the amount of energy we consume, the Office of Energy Policy website provides helpful tips and resources to inspire consumers to take proactive steps to save energy.
To learn more about Kentucky’s energy efficiency potential visit the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s fact sheet. (Kentucky Residential Energy Efficiency Potential (nrel.gov)
Here are a few actions you can take this month:
- All citizens are invited to attend the 45th Annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment, October 20 and 21. The virtual conference is free, register here.
- Read about 10 simple ways to reduce energy waste at home and at work.
- Contact your Kentucky’s Community Action Agency for information about weatherization programs and other residential assistance programs.
- Download free K-12 Energy Awareness Month resources from the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project.
- Conduct an Energy Efficiency Treasure Hunt—this is a no-cost activity for schools or businesses to engage everyone in finding energy saving opportunities.