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:
DEDI announces the opening of the 2014 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 and manual are available by clicking the links below. Applications are due on March 17, 2014. For questions, call Paul Brooks, DEDI, at 502-564-7192.
Coal Education Grant Manual and ApplicationBudget Justification Template
DEDI announces the opening of the 2014 Energy Research Grant application period. The Energy Research Grant program, authorized by the Kentucky State/Executive Branch budget provides funds for research projects relating to clean coal, new combustion technology, thin-seam coal extraction safety, tracking and communication devices, coal slurry disposal, synthetic natural gas produced from coal through gasification processes, and the development of alternative transportation fuels produced by processes that convert coal or biomass resources or extract oil from oil shale, and other coal research and shall be targeted solely to Kentucky's Local Government Economic Development Fund-eligible counties http://dlg.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/E2101B2E-42C2-4E7E-B487-996CD60E42A6/0/gold_coal_eligible_5158.pdf.
The FY2015 budget has not been approved by the Legislature and the governor. The grant application solicitation is made pending availability of funds.
The application and manual are available by clicking the links below. Applications are due on March 31, 2014. For questions, call Paul Brooks, DEDI, 502-564-7192.
Energy Research Grant Manual and Application
Budget Justification Template