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Energy and Environment Cabinet


The Department for Energy Development and Independence's mission is to improve the quality and security of life for all Kentuckians by creating efficient, sustainable energy solutions and strategies; by protecting the environment; and by creating a base for strong economic growth. This mission will be achieved by following Gov. Steve Beshear's 7-point strategic energy action plan, Intelligent Energy Choices for Kentucky's Future. The plan provides an important framework around existing policies so that we can aggressively increase our use of renewable energy sources; improve energy efficiency, develop cleaner methods to utilize our fossil energy resources, diversify our electricity and transportation energy portfolios; and more fully integrate our agriculture and energy economies.

Visit each division's Web pages to learn more about Kentucky's energy initiatives:

2014 Energy Leadership Award Nominations

Each year, agencies within the Energy and Environment Cabinet recognize individuals and organizations that are making positive contributions to Kentucky’s environment. The Energy Leadership Awards, sponsored by the Department for Energy Development and Independence, recognize leaders in the Kentucky energy field who have made significant contributions by promoting and utilizing energy efficiency and alternative energy sources as a way to achieve their sustainability goals and to cut costs. These awards will be presented at the 2014 Governor's Conference on Energy and the Environment.

Leadership Award Nomination Form


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