Reminder – Energy and Environment Cabinet Seeking Nominations for Awards

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:

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Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Unveils Strategic Operational Plan for State Fiscal Year 2019

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.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Seeking Nominations for Awards

Award winners to be announced at the Cabinet’s 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment in October

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2018) – 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.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Announces New Commissioner of the Department for Environmental Protection

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 30, 2018) – Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely today announced the appointment of Tony Hatton as Commissioner of the Department for Environmental Protection (DEP). Hatton, who was named the DEP’s Deputy Commissioner in 2016, replaces former Commissioner Aaron Keatley, who recently accepted a job as Chief Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Hatton’s appointment takes effect June 1.

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ENERGY STAR tips to Keep You Cool and Save Money This Summer

 

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Make the cool choice of a new ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioner to save eneEnergy Star 2rgy and money and help protect the planet!

Room ACs that have earned the ENERGY STAR come with higher quality insulation materials, improving comfort and savings by allowing a better seal of the area between the unit and th

e window opening. Save even more with available rebates!

Also, make sure you get the right sized air conditioner. Bigger is not always better. An oversized unit can be less effective and waste energy.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Celebrates Earth Day

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Clear sunny skies created the perfect day for the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s 2018 Earth Day celebration on April 27, at the 300 Sower Building in Frankfort, Ky. More than half a dozen divisions representing both the Department for Environmental Protection and the Department for Natural Resources had exhibits that were open to both the public and employees.

Other exhibitors included The Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Woods and Waters Land Trust, Franklin County Solid Waste, Kentucky State University, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Glean KY, Life Adventure Center, KET and Together Frankfort.

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Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Employees: Smart, Hard Working, and Dedicated to Public Service

By: Charles Snavely

Secretary, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

As this is Public Service Recognition Week, (April 22-28), I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to you, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet employees who come to work each day and do your very best to serve the Commonwealth, often without recognition or appreciation from the public.

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