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 helps 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 Cabinet is currently soliciting applications for grants under the Coal Education Program. Applications are due in our office no later than 4:30pm EST Monday, May 14, 2018. Criteria and instructions for applying are included in the Coal Education Grant Application Manual. The Manual and application may be reached through the links below as well as the budget justification form.
Our whitepaper "The Vulnerability of the U.S. Economy to Electricity Price Increases" 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.