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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:

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.

Propane Industry to Residential Customers: Plan for Winter Now

Propane industry safety campaign offers online resources and safety tips

  • Kentucky Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Workshop will be held April 15, 2015 in Frankfort, Ky. Cost for the workshop is $20 that includes on-site lunch. Learn about distributive energy resources and opportunities in Kentucky. Hear from national experts about what's working and why. Network with interested stakeholders. Invited attendees include utilities, regulators, energy advisors, researchers, and others active in DER issues. For more information, see the workshop agenda or to register click here.