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Energy and Environment Cabinet


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.