Check out our new documentary “Made in Kentucky” that explores the changes in our state's energy production and the implications of those changes on our economy. Stay tuned for a feature-length version coming in early 2015.
Few people realize how many major manufacturers have operations in Kentucky, including Toyota, Corvette, Ford, Corning, North American Stainless and Century Aluminum, to name just a few. Because of its huge industrial base, Kentucky has one of the most energy-intensive economies in the United States, an economy that has largely been sustained by the use of coal-fired electricity generation.
As concerns about climate change increase and the demand for coal is replaced by a demand for natural gas, Kentucky finds itself in a uniquely challenging position. "Made In Kentucky" discusses the difficulties that Kentucky faces and explores some of the solutions that might lead to a stronger Kentucky economy while still protecting the environment.
Featuring interviews with: Nathaniel Adams (North American Stainless), Dave Adkisson (Kentucky Chamber of Commerce), Bill Bissett (Kentucky Coal Association), Brenda Brickhouse (Tennessee Valley Authority), Marilyn Brown (Georgia Institute of Technology), Tony Campbell (East Kentucky Power Cooperative), Tom FitzGerald (Kentucky Resources Council), Jim Gardner (Kentucky Public Service Commission), Greg Higdon (Kentucky Association of Manufacturers), Justin Maxson (Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation), Andrew McNeill (Kentucky Oil and Gas Association), Carey Smith (Big Ass Solutions), Rebecca Taylor (National Center for Manufacturing Sciences) and Paul Thompson (LG&E and KU).
Also check out Shifting Lines, the shorter version of this documenary.