Energy http://wfpl.org en Louisville Gas & Electric Proposes Expansion of Energy Efficiency Programs http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-gas-electric-proposes-expansion-energy-efficiency-programs <p>Louisville Gas and Electric is asking for permission from state regulators to expand five of its energy efficiency programs and introduce a new one. The company filed to make the changes last week with the Public Service Commission.</p><p>In the PSC filing, LG&amp;E is asking for authorization to expand some of its current energy efficiency programs…like increasing the number of rebates available for certain appliances and adding more incentives for customers to make energy upgrades to homes after getting a home energy audit.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 8286 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Gas & Electric Proposes Expansion of Energy Efficiency Programs Louisville's Low-Income Heating Assistance Program Off To Steady Start http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-low-income-heating-assistance-program-steady-start <p>Yvette Anderson works a seasonal job. The lull is in the winter.</p><p>"I'm on a really tight budget," she says.</p><p>Anderson is one of 2,426 low-income&nbsp;Louisvillians&nbsp;who have already scheduled appointments to receive help with paying for energy bills through the city's Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:01:07 +0000 Devin Katayama 8224 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Low-Income Heating Assistance Program Off To Steady Start Environmental Group Predicts 2014 Will be Big for Climate, Energy http://wfpl.org/post/environmental-group-predicts-2014-will-be-big-climate-energy <p>The leaders of the Natural Resources Defense Council are predicting that 2014 will be an important year for environmental policy.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.nrdc.org" target="_blank">NRDC </a>is optimistic about prospects for environmental policies and legislation in 2014. In a conference call to highlight the group’s priorities, Climate and Clean Air Campaign Director Pete Altman notes a continuing trend toward increased political acceptance of climate change science.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:52:07 +0000 Erica Peterson 7983 at http://wfpl.org Environmental Group Predicts 2014 Will be Big for Climate, Energy State Analysis Urges Energy Diversification... This Time, to Keep Coal in the Mix http://wfpl.org/post/state-analysis-urges-energy-diversification-time-keep-coal-mix <p><a href="http://eec.ky.gov/Documents/Economic%20Challenges%20Report%20FINAL%20with%20letter%2012-18b-13.pdf" target="_blank">A new analysis from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet</a> finds that without policy changes, the commonwealth may be powered almost entirely by natural gas by the middle of the century.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:37:52 +0000 Erica Peterson 7981 at http://wfpl.org State Analysis Urges Energy Diversification... This Time, to Keep Coal in the Mix What's Next for Energy in Kentucky and Beyond? A Conversation with Consultant James Clad. http://wfpl.org/post/whats-next-energy-kentucky-and-beyond-conversation-consultant-james-clad <p>James Clad has a lot of opinions on the global energy industry. These days, he’s an international political risk consultant for the energy industry. He’s also a senior advisor for the Center for Naval Analyses and at Jane’s Defence and Cambridge Energy Research Associates. From 2002-2010, he was the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asia.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 7430 at http://wfpl.org What's Next for Energy in Kentucky and Beyond? A Conversation with Consultant James Clad. Environmental Groups Advocate for Stricter Regulations on Water Pollution from Power Plants http://wfpl.org/post/environmental-groups-advocate-stricter-regulations-water-pollution-power-plants <p>A new report says water pollution from many of the country’s coal-fired power plants are under-regulated, and contributing to problems in already-polluted streams and rivers. Environmental groups are using the data to advocate for stricter federal regulations on power plant pollution.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:47:18 +0000 Erica Peterson 6223 at http://wfpl.org Environmental Groups Advocate for Stricter Regulations on Water Pollution from Power Plants Report: As Water Supplies Dwindle, Energy Mix Will Be Affected http://wfpl.org/post/report-water-supplies-dwindle-energy-mix-will-be-affected <p>A <a href="http://blog.ucsusa.org/water-smart-power-why-our-power-plant-choices-matter-in-a-warming-water-constrained-world-180?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheEquation+%28The+Equation+-+UCS+Blog%29" target="_blank">new report </a>lays out the risks to the nation’s electricity reliability and drinking water as supplies of fresh water dwindle.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:20:57 +0000 Erica Peterson 6143 at http://wfpl.org Environmental Justice Rally Scheduled for Thursday http://wfpl.org/post/environmental-justice-rally-scheduled-thursday <p>Organizers are hoping a <a href="http://www.kentuckyipl.org/062013.html" target="_blank">march and rally this Thursday </a>will be one of the biggest environmental justice events ever held in Kentucky.</p><p>The event is organized by Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light, in conjunction with the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, which is also happening in Louisville this week. It’s meant to raise awareness of the environmental effects of burning fossil fuels—like coal—for energy, and the ways it affects nearby residents.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:38:34 +0000 Erica Peterson 5759 at http://wfpl.org Analysis Shows CO2 Reductions if Current Energy Laws Stay in Place http://wfpl.org/post/analysis-shows-co2-reductions-if-current-energy-laws-stay-place <p>Tax credits for renewable energy are set to expire, but <a href="http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=11051&amp;src=email" target="_blank">a new study shows</a> that current energy policies, if they're kept in place, would reduce carbon dioxide emissions over the next thirty years.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.eia.gov/">Energy Information Administration</a> is an arm of the federal government, but is policy neutral. This means they don’t advocate for certain policies; they just crunch the numbers.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 5247 at http://wfpl.org Analysis Shows CO2 Reductions if Current Energy Laws Stay in Place A Little More Gas, A Little Less Coal: Analyst Explains the U.S. Annual Energy Outlook http://wfpl.org/post/little-more-gas-little-less-coal-analyst-explains-us-annual-energy-outlook <p>America’s energy mix in 2040 won’t be drastically different from what it is today: a little less coal and oil, a little more natural gas and renewable energy. That’s according to the U.S. <a href="http://www.eia.gov" target="_blank">Energy Information Administration</a>’s <a href="http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/er/index.cfm" target="_blank">Annual Energy Outlook.</a></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:05:58 +0000 Erica Peterson 4771 at http://wfpl.org A Little More Gas, A Little Less Coal: Analyst Explains the U.S. Annual Energy Outlook