Energy http://wfpl.org en Energy PACs Already Supporting McConnell 2014 Bid http://wfpl.org/post/energy-pacs-already-supporting-mcconnell-2014-bid <p>Mitch McConnell isn't up for reelection until 2014, but the Kentucky senator is already raking in donations from energy-related PACs. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:48:59 +0000 Erica Peterson 2093 at http://wfpl.org Energy PACs Already Supporting McConnell 2014 Bid Special Program: BURN: An Energy Journal http://wfpl.org/post/special-program-burn-energy-journal <p>The radio documentary that <a href="http://boingboing.net/2012/03/09/must-listen-radio-nuclear-p.html">BoingBoing</a> called &nbsp;a "must listen" is coming to WFPL.</p><p><a href="http://burnanenergyjournal.com">BURN: An Energy&nbsp;Journal</a>&nbsp;is a two-part special that explores "the Impact of Individuals, New Ideas and Revolutionary Technologies on National Energy Policy."</p><p>Tonight (Thursday, October 18), we'll broadcast part one:&nbsp;<em>Voting on America's energy future—from hydraulic fracturing to the power of wind.&nbsp;</em></p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:57:42 +0000 Erica Peterson 2058 at http://wfpl.org Special Program: BURN: An Energy Journal Washington Post Editorial Urges Politicians to Stop Telling Coalfields 'Fairy Tales' http://wfpl.org/post/washington-post-editorial-urges-politicians-stop-telling-coalfields-fairy-tales <p>Earlier this week, the Washington Post <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-marketplace-is-turning-from-coal/2012/10/10/d5113a18-114a-11e2-be82-c3411b7680a9_story.html" target="_blank">published an editorial </a>for residents of coal country.</p><p>The newspaper’s editorial board is left-leaning, and begins the piece by criticizing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for “pandering” to coalfields residents, promising them a resurgence of the industry if he’s elected.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1993 at http://wfpl.org Washington Post Editorial Urges Politicians to Stop Telling Coalfields 'Fairy Tales' Energy Conference Panel Discusses Kentucky's Energy Future http://wfpl.org/post/energy-conference-panel-discusses-kentuckys-energy-future <p>The <a href="http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/conference.aspx" target="_blank">36<sup>th</sup> Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment</a> continues today in Louisville. I was there yesterday, as a participant in a panel loosely structured around a conversation on Kentucky’s energy future, and coal’s role in that mix.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1938 at http://wfpl.org Abramson Says Kentucky Needs to Diversify its Energy Portfolio http://wfpl.org/post/abramson-says-kentucky-needs-diversify-its-energy-portfolio <p>Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson says it’s necessary to balance energy production with environmental stewardship. Abramson delivered the keynote address today during the<a href="http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/conference.aspx" target="_blank"> Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment.</a></p><p>During his talk, Abramson touted <a href="http://energy.ky.gov/resources/Pages/EnergyPlan.aspx" target="_blank">Governor Steve Beshear’s energy plan, </a>which calls for a quarter of Kentucky’s energy to come from renewable energy and efficiency measures by 2025.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:40:38 +0000 Erica Peterson 1937 at http://wfpl.org Abramson Says Kentucky Needs to Diversify its Energy Portfolio New Energy Efficiency Rankings Place Indiana, Kentucky in Bottom Half of U.S. http://wfpl.org/post/new-energy-efficiency-rankings-place-indiana-kentucky-bottom-half-us <p>A new <a href="http://aceee.org/sector/state-policy/scorecard" target="_blank">nationwide ranking</a> of energy efficiency places Kentucky and Indiana in the bottom half of the nation.</p><p>The annual scorecard is produced by the <a href="http://aceee.org/" target="_blank">American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.</a> It looks at factors such as whether utility companies offer demand-side management, which allows consumers to move electricity usage to off-peak hours, and whether state have renewable portfolio standards or statewide efficiency efforts.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:36:54 +0000 Erica Peterson 1881 at http://wfpl.org Do We Have Enough Water for Our Energy? http://wfpl.org/post/do-we-have-enough-water-our-energy <p>A new report out from Boston-based <a href="http://www.synapse-energy.com/" target="_blank">Synapse Energy Economics</a> raises a question that doesn't seem to come up enough when talking about energy: what about water?</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:01:28 +0000 Erica Peterson 1727 at http://wfpl.org Do We Have Enough Water for Our Energy? Kentucky to Sell More Coal to India http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-sell-more-coal-india <p>Coal mines in Kentucky and West Virginia will send millions of tons of coal to India, under the terms of a 25-year contract that was signed today.</p><p>The $7 billion deal between FJS Energy, a New Jersey-based energy company, and a coal group in India will send 6 to 9 million tons of coal annually for use in Indian power plants and steel production. There are coal mines in India, too, but production is unable to meet growing demands.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:36:32 +0000 Erica Peterson 1326 at http://wfpl.org Abramson Says Kentucky Should Increase Efforts to Create Green Jobs and Clean Energy http://wfpl.org/post/abramson-says-kentucky-should-increase-efforts-create-green-jobs-and-clean-energy-0 <p>Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson says Kentucky needs to double its efforts to create clean energy and green jobs.</p><p>In a meeting with energy officials Wednesday, Abramson said the commonwealth needs to look to the future.</p><p>&ldquo;We simply can not, should not and frankly we will not be able to keep doing things the way we have in the past.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:01:02 +0000 Kenny Colston 1328 at http://wfpl.org Coal Conference is in Louisville This Week http://wfpl.org/post/coal-conference-louisville-week <p>Thousands of coal industry professionals will be in Louisville this week for a conference.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 10:04:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1279 at http://wfpl.org