The Opportunity for Clean Energy and Jobs in Kentucky

Yesterday, members of the Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance (KYSEA) took to the capitol to ask legislators to support the Clean Energy Opportunity Act, or House Bill 167. This bill "asks utilities in Kentucky to gradually increase the share of their electricity mix that comes from renewables and energy efficiency. A recent study projects that over the next ten years this could create 28,000 net new jobs and result in lower average bills, compared to the 'do nothing' scenario."

What could clean energy and energy effiency opportunities mean for Appalachia? WMMT's terrific radio program Mountain Talk interviewed two local renewable energy practitioners, Nathan Hall and Matt Partymiller, to learn "how growing our clean energy economy can bring good quality jobs to our region and help homeowners and business owners reducer their monthly energy bills," along with discussion of current legislation in Frankfort that could help get us there. Listen to the great interview here.