12 Days of Energy Savings can Save You Money for the Holidays

12 Days of Energy Savings

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Kentucky’s Department for Energy Development and Independence is getting in the energy-saving spirit this holiday with “12 Days of Energy Savings.” Here are a few low-cost or no-cost steps you can take to gain energy savings and ensure your family keeps warm this winter. The average cost in Kentucky for household energy is $2,400 and $3,000 a year for transportation energy. The energy savings tips below have the potential to save 11 percent or $597 a year—a nice gift for you and your family.

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2017 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment Video Online

If you missed part or all of the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment, or just want to experience it again, now is your chance to read about it, or to see it all, session by session on video through the Cabinet’s website.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet to Offer Workshop on 21st Century Energy Infrastructure Through Partnership with PEER

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) is addressing energy resilience and security through a partnership with a new program called PEER, or Performance Excellence in Energy Renewal.

Modeled after the LEED rating system for Green Buildings and run by GBCI and USGBC, PEER is a new tool to measure and improve power system performance in cities, commercial and industrial complexes, and developed campuses such as military installations. Kentucky is the first state to formally partner with this program and as part of this partnership is creating exclusive opportunities for Kentucky energy leaders.

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Karen Wilson Honored as Distinguished Alumnus

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely, Karen Wilson, former Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Dr. Len Peters.

Karen Wilson was honored Friday by the Martin School at the University of Kentucky as its Distinguished Alumnus for 2017. The award was presented during the school’s annual Alumni and Friends Reception at the University’s Boone Center.

Wilson is an environmental scientist consultant senior in the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet. She has worked in Kentucky state government for 21 years in the cabinet overseeing environmental protection, natural resources, and energy programs. She has had roles in communications and outreach, legislative, regulatory and intergovernmental affairs, and strategic planning.

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Energy’s Future, Gov. Bevin Headline Final Day of Governor’s Conference in Lexington

Day Two of the 41st annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment saw both the theoretical, the practical and a call to action by Gov. Matt Bevin to close out the sessions.

More than 200 people then attended the awards luncheon at the Lexington Convention Center at which 10 awards were given out to those individuals or businesses honored for preserving and enhancing this beautiful state of ours through energy efficiency, soil conservation, mine land reclamation, farmland stewardship or innovation.

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41st Annual Governor’s Conference Wraps Day One

Day one of the 41st Annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment began Thursday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. with a welcome by Cabinet Secretary CharlesSnavely at the Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, KY.

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Winter heating costs likely to be higher this winter than last

FRANKFORT, KY. (Oct. 13, 2017) –Kentucky households can expect higher home heating expenditures this winter (October through March) than the last two winters, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) recently released, Winter Fuels Outlook. Winter gas price graphicThe expected increase in heating costs is a result of more heating demand because of colder weather, and to a lesser extent, higher energy costs. Winter temperatures are predicted to be 13 percent colder in Kentucky, comparable to a 10-year average.

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