Workshops to be Held May 24 in Madisonville to Help Local Governments Capture Energy Savings

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 15, 2017) — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC), University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER), and the Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG) are hosting a workshop about reducing energy costs to assist Kentucky’s local governments.

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Save the Date: The 2017 Governor’s Conference on Energy & the Environment is set for Oct. 19 and 20

The Energy & Environment Cabinet will hold its 41st yearly conference examining contemporary issues regarding energy and our environment.

We look forward to seeing you there. For more information please check our website periodically at for more information.

Renewable, Energy Efficiency Grant Applications Sought

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) is seeking applications for grant opportunities involving renewable and energy efficiency initiatives and technologies. Funds totaling $1.6 million are available from unused environmental mitigation funds from a 2012 Consent Decree.  Instructions and application materials are available on the EEC Website,

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“Capture the Earth” Student Video and Photo Contests Announced

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet today announced two contests to protect the environment and to celebrate Earth Day.

For middle school students, the “Capture the Earth” photo contest seeks original photographs and for high school students, the “Capture the Earth” video contest seeks original videos. Both contests seek to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Kentucky.

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Energy Department Announces Funding to Support Breakthrough Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has announced up to $35 million in available funding to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing that are not significantly represented in EERE’s current portfolio.

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Energy Costs Vary Across Technologies

How do you compare the cost of energy from building and operating various generation technologies?

Energy analysts, economists, researchers, and other decision makers commonly refer to the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) as one metric to compare electricity generation technologies. The LCOE is the average total cost to build and operate a power-generating asset over its lifetime divided by the total energy output of the asset over that lifetime.

The LCOE can be thought of as average price that the generating asset must receive in a market to break even over its lifetime.

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Shared Solar: Sustainable Development Opportunities

Community and shared solar photovoltaic (PV) projects come in many shapes and sizes. Here in Kentucky, Louisville Gas & Electric\Kentucky Utilities (LG&E\KU) and East Kentucky Power Cooperative have launched shared solar projects to meet customer demand. Both are designed very differently based on the input of the

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