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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Welcome

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:

Propane Industry to Residential Customers: Plan for Winter Now

Propane industry safety campaign offers online resources and safety tips

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and Kentucky’s propane industry are taking proactive steps to ensure that adequate propane supplies are available to meet the needs of Kentuckians this coming winter.  State urges propane customers to plan now for winter. 
 
Are high energy costs and unreliable power affecting your bottom line? Make plans now to join the Kentucky CHP partners on Jan. 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. for a free valuable webinar highlighting the first steps to determine if a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system would work for your industrial or commercial facility. Click here to register today.
 
High Performance Sustainable Schools Workshop will be held March 10-11, 2015 in Versailles, Ky. For more details or to register click here.

 

Announcements

DEDI announces the opening of the 2015 Coal Education Grant application period. The Coal Education Grant program, authorized under KRS 132.020(5), awards 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 process and manual are available by clicking the link below. Applications are due on Feb. 16, 2015. For questions, call Paul Brooks, DEDI, at 502-564-7192.

Coal Education Grant Manual and Application

Budget Justification Template

 

DEDI announces the opening of the 2015 Energy Research Grant application period. The Energy Research Grant program, authorized by the Kentucky State Budget, awards grants to applicants with qualifications and experience to successfully develop and perform energy research and development projects in Kentucky.
 
The application process and manual are available by clicking the link below. Applications are due on March 16, 2015. For questions, call Paul Brooks, DEDI, at 502-564-7192.