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:
* NEW* Check out the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s latest draft white paper that 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. Click here to download the full draft working paper.
**MARK YOUR CALENDAR!** The 2016 Midwest Energy Conference is scheduled for April 4-6, 2016. Would you like to nominate a speaker or topic for the conference? If so download the form, submission deadline is September 15th! Visit the website for more conference information.