FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2018) – The OIL and GAS WORKGROUP will meet from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 in conference room 332 at the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.
Please arrive early so that you can be checked in.
U.S. residential heating oil and propane prices at the start of the 2018–2019 winter heating season were 23% and 4% higher, respectively, than at the start of the last heating season. During the winter months (October–March), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) conducts weekly surveys of residential heating oil and propane prices for many states through the State Heating Oil and Propane Program (SHOPP).
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin has declared Oct. 30, 2018 as Mine Rescue Day in Kentucky in honor of all mine-rescue team members who risk their lives performing rescues during mine emergencies.
As Gov. Bevin noted in the proclamation, Kentucky is home to the nation’s second largest number of coal miners and employs 12.1 percent of the nation’s miners, all of whom depend on mine rescue teams in the event of a mine disaster.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2018) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet presented 13 environmental awards October 12 at its annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment at the Lexington Convention Center.
The awards reflect a commitment by those honored to preserving and enhancing the Commonwealth through energy efficiency, soil conservation, mine land reclamation, farmland stewardship or innovation.
Tom Fitzgerald, who has spent nearly four decades advocating for those, “downhill, downwind and downstream,” as was inscribed upon his award, was the recipient of the 2018 Secretary’s Award at the Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment.
Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely presented “Fitz,” as he is widely known, with the award at the conclusion of the Awards Luncheon on Friday afternoon.
Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Kicked off the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment with remarks about the future of Kentucky’s energy profile, environmental regulations and continuing to keep Kentucky’s environment and citizens protected.
Governor Matt Bevin was the keynote speaker on the first day of the conference. The governor touted his energy policies, covered cyber security, the changing energy landscape and updating the power grid. He also took questions from the audience which included a discussion on subsidizing alternative energy forms.
Craig was the right person in the right place at the exact right time
September 18 was supposed to be just another Tuesday for Energy and Environment Cabinet Employee Jason Craig.
As a resource recovery worker in the Division of Waste Management, for the past 11 years, Craig visits state office buildings, gathers recycled paper, then shreds and recycle it. His rounds took him to the Capitol building that day.
“We got to the first floor, almost there at the end,” Craig said. “We come up the last hallway and I hear someone say, ‘Hey, call 911, someone’s passed out.’ So I ran up to a girl I know there and said ‘I know CPR, is there anything I can do to help?’ ”
Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Commissioner Tony Hatton today announced the appointments of three top DEP officials.
Sean Alteri has been appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Department, Michael Kroeger has been named Division Director of the Division of Enforcement (DENF), and Amanda Lefevre has been named Division Director of the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA).
“I am very pleased to make this announcement,” Hatton said. “All these individuals are well qualified, having demonstrated consistent leadership and commitment to the agency’s goals.”
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is calling for nominations for its annual environmental awards to be presented during the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment on Oct. 11-12 at the Lexington Convention Center.
The awards will include the Secretary’s Award, the Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership Award, the Environmental Pacesetter Award, the Resource Caretaker Award, the Community Environmental Luminary Award, and the KY EXCEL Champion Award. Those selected to be honored will received their awards during the conference luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 12.
The deadline for all nominations is Aug. 1, 2018. The awards are as follows:
The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KYDEP) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2019 strategic operational plan. Each year, the six agency divisions, the Division of Water, the Division of Waste Management, the Division of Air Quality, the Division of Enforcement, the Division of Compliance Assistance, and the Division of Environmental Program Support develop these plans to provide a transparent look into the agency’s activities and environmental priorities for the upcoming state fiscal year.