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. We have updated 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.
Mark your calendars for the 2016 Governors Conference on Energy and The Environment September 21-22, 2016. Click here for more details or to register.
Want to submit a nomination for the Secretary's Award to be given at this years Governors Conference? Deadline is August 26, 2016. Click here for the nomination form and information.