smelters http://wfpl.org en Coalition Forms to Oppose Electricity Rate Increase in Western Ky. from Smelter Deal http://wfpl.org/post/coalition-forms-oppose-electricity-rate-increase-western-ky-smelter-deal <p></p><p>A coalition of western Kentucky businesses and residents has formed in hopes of minimizing the fallout of an electricity rates deal between Big Rivers Electric Co-Op and western Kentucky aluminum smelters.</p><p>The coalition is worried the deal will lead to higher utility bills for residents and businesses.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aluminum prices have been low in the past few years, and across Kentucky, aluminum smelters have sought to save money on their electricity bills.</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 15:38:53 +0000 Kenny Colston 5435 at http://wfpl.org Coalition Forms to Oppose Electricity Rate Increase in Western Ky. from Smelter Deal As Session Nears Close, Kentucky Legislators Grapple with Smelter Issue http://wfpl.org/post/session-nears-close-kentucky-legislators-grapple-smelter-issue <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With only two days left in this year's Kentucky General Assembly session,<a href="/post/what-will-it-take-make-western-kentucky-aluminum-smelters-profitable"> time is running out for supporters of legislation meant to keep two western Kentucky aluminum smelters</a>—which employ about 3,000 people—from closing.</span></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:55:59 +0000 Kenny Colston 4485 at http://wfpl.org As Session Nears Close, Kentucky Legislators Grapple with Smelter Issue