Kentucky to Receive $20 million Alternative Energy Grant

Kentucky is set to receive $20 million to fund alternative energy research at many of the state’s colleges and universities. The federal grant money will come from the National Science Foundation with an additional $4 million from the state Council on Post-secondary Education. Grant money will pay for research to move the state towards new

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KPPC Wins 2014 Energy Star Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) with a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. KPPC was selected for its continued leadership in helping commercial and industrial facilities build self-sustaining energy management programs. The award was presented at the annual Energy Star awards ceremony held on

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Kentucky Releases Action Plan for Energy Efficiency Programs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/15/13) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet released today Kentucky’s Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, a series of recommendations to mobilize energy efficiency in the Commonwealth which can ensure energy security, environmental protection, create jobs and maintain low-cost, reliable energy into the future.

The Action Plan outlines a strategy for furthering Governor

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Beam Committed To A Sustainable Environment

Company to receive full LEED certification next month at the new Jim Beam American Stillhouse

CLERMONT, Ky., April 22, 2013 – When it comes to environmental sustainability, Jim Beam, home to the world’s No.1-selling bourbon, proudly reports that its efforts raise the bar. As the world recognizes Earth Day, thecompany is poised to receive full

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Sustainability at Humana: Paving Environmental Progress through Partnerships

As a large employer with more than 45,000 associates in over 1,000 locations across 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, promoting the health and wellbeing of our associates, members and the communities in which they work and live is crucial for Humana. We want to make sure we are taking meaningful steps on a continuing

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MESS (Kentucky) looks toward sustainability fee

The Murray Environmental Student Society is working to implement a $1 to $15 green fee that will be added on to student tuition and will help fund future sustainable projects on campus, but the fee will only come to fruition if there is adequate student support.

While there is no definite timeline yet, Caleb Johnson,

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Promoting Environmental Sustainability in South Central Kentucky’s Commercial Kitchens

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions franchise has been promoting environmental sustainability to commercial kitchens since its inception in 1996. The eco-friendly franchise is proud to announce the opening of a new location based in Elizabethtown, KY. The new location will serve South Central Kentucky, including Elizabethtown, Bowling Green,

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Capitol Education Center is evidence that progress can penetrate politics

FRANKFORT, Feb. 16 — Each year, I notice more young people attending I Love Mountains Day. The rally against mountaintop-removal coal mining is organized by the citizens group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and it has been a Valentine’s tradition since 2006.

The young people join hundreds of their elders from across Kentucky in marching to

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State Agencies’ Responsibilities Expanding

Seventeen states have joined the new Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies, which will create a technical forum to help states apply the Clean Air Act and associated regulations.

New programs at some state agencies and a new organization focused on air pollution control strategies at the state level are gearing up at the start

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KY EXCEL Members’ Recycling Program Offers $30 per Appliance

KY EXCEL members Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities created the Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program to help residential electric customers haul away and properly recycle old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers. In return for reducing energy consumption and recycling the appliances, customers will receive $30 per appliance.

Source: Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance GreenDot

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