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Energy and Environment Cabinet


We have moved! The Energy and Environment Cabinet has moved most of its employees into a new, five-story building located at 300 Sower Boulevard in Frankfort. The move is expected to take one more month. During this time, we will be updating these web pages with the new addresses and phone numbers of employees.

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 helps 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:

Our whitepaper "The Vulnerability of the U.S. Economy to Electricity Price Increases" evaluates the degree to which low electricity costs are a catalyst for economic growth. This paper concludes that a 10 percent increase in the real price of electricity nationally would be associated with the loss of more than 1 million jobs and $142 billion annually from the American economy.

​​​​​​​​The Department for Energy Development and Independence announces the opening of application period for the 2016 Coal Education Grants. The purpose of this Grant Program is to select and award grants to applicants who are Kentucky nonprofit entities or public or private post-secondary educational institutions having qualifications and experience in successfully conducting programs or activities for the purpose of public education in energy, with attention to coal-related issues.

The Application, Manual and Budget Justification forms are below.  Completed applications are due no later than August 12, 2016. Any questions should be directed to Amanda Cook via email at