October is Energy Awareness Month in Kentucky
Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed October as Energy Awareness Month in Kentucky. Governor Beshear’s energy strategy, Intelligent Energy Choices for Kentucky’s Future, establishes a statewide goal to meet 25 percent of Kentucky’s energy needs through increased energy efficiency, conservation and the use of renewable energy resources by the year 2025. Read the Energy Awareness Month press release and view a photo of the proclamation. _______________________________________________________________________
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: