Louisville Gas and Electric http://wfpl.org en Federal Judge Allows Coal Ash Lawsuit Against LG&E to Move Forward http://wfpl.org/post/federal-judge-allows-coal-ash-lawsuit-against-lge-move-forward <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge </span><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/234375138/Docket-49-Memorandum-Opinion-and-Order-1" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">has rejected most of the complaints</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> filed against Louisville Gas and Electric and parent company </span>PPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;over persistent air pollution and coal ash issues at the company’s Cane Run Power Plant. </span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:45:33 +0000 Erica Peterson 9799 at http://wfpl.org Federal Judge Allows Coal Ash Lawsuit Against LG&E to Move Forward Louisville Metro Council Committee Approves Natural Gas Fee http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-council-committee-approves-natural-gas-fee <p>A Louisville Metro Council committee has narrowly approved an ordinance that would raise the natural gas bills of most LG&amp;E customers in the city by three percent to generate new revenue under <a href="/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-proposes-lge-fee-fund-significant-public-safety-increase">Mayor Greg Fischer’s budget proposal.</a></p><p>The council’s budget committee voted 4-3 Thursday for the measure, which will be considered by the full council next week.</p><p>Fischer has said the franchise fee would result in an average cost of $20 per year for customers.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 01:55:05 +0000 Rick Howlett 9454 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Council Committee Approves Natural Gas Fee What 'Occasional' Really Means Is Key to Sierra Club's Planned Lawsuit Against LG&E http://wfpl.org/post/what-occasional-really-means-key-sierra-clubs-planned-lawsuit-against-lge <p>Last week, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/using-hidden-camera-evidence-environmental-groups-plan-sue-lge-discharges-ohio-river" target="_blank">environmental groups announced their plans to sue Louisville Gas &amp; Electric</a> for pollution the company releases into the Ohio River from its Mill Creek power plant in Louisville. Sierra Club organizers took a year’s worth of time lapse photos from a hidden camera across the river from the plant, and captured a near-constant flow of water from Mill Creek’s coal ash pond into the river.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:12:34 +0000 Erica Peterson 8997 at http://wfpl.org What 'Occasional' Really Means Is Key to Sierra Club's Planned Lawsuit Against LG&E Using Hidden Camera Evidence, Environmental Groups Plan to Sue LG&E for Discharges into Ohio River http://wfpl.org/post/using-hidden-camera-evidence-environmental-groups-plan-sue-lge-discharges-ohio-river <p><strong>Update 1:25 p.m.: Comments from Division of Water and Louisville Gas &amp; Electric.</strong></p><p>After collecting a year's worth of images of what they say are illegal discharges from one of Louisville Gas &amp; Electric's coal ash ponds into the Ohio River, environmental groups say they plan to sue the company.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:51:22 +0000 Erica Peterson 8887 at http://wfpl.org Using Hidden Camera Evidence, Environmental Groups Plan to Sue LG&E for Discharges into Ohio River Cane Run Neighbors Report More Odor Issues Near Power Plant http://wfpl.org/post/cane-run-neighbors-report-more-odor-issues-near-power-plant <p>People living near the Cane Run Power Plant say it was a smelly weekend in their neighborhood.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:19:23 +0000 Erica Peterson 8684 at http://wfpl.org Cane Run Neighbors Report More Odor Issues Near Power Plant 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 LG&E, KU Set Energy Consumption Records During Monday's Cold Snap http://wfpl.org/post/lge-ku-set-energy-consumption-records-during-mondays-cold-snap <p>Monday's cold weather set some new records for energy usage in Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities' service area.<a href="http://lge-ku.com/newsroom/archive2014/news_010714.asp" target="_blank"> From a company news release:</a></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:34:43 +0000 Erica Peterson 8155 at http://wfpl.org LG&E, KU Set Energy Consumption Records During Monday's Cold Snap Cane Run Power Plant Neighbors Sue LG&E Over Coal Ash http://wfpl.org/post/cane-run-power-plant-neighbors-sue-lge-over-coal-ash <p>Several&nbsp; of the residents living near the Cane Run Power Plant in Southwest Louisville <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/192332294/Cane-Run-Suit" target="_blank">filed a lawsuit on Monday </a>against Louisville Gas &amp; Electric and parent company PPL over persistent coal ash issues in the neighborhood.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:12:55 +0000 Erica Peterson 7937 at http://wfpl.org Cane Run Power Plant Neighbors Sue LG&E Over Coal Ash JCPS Approves Frost Middle School Redesign Despite Air Quality Concerns http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-approves-frost-middle-school-redesign-despite-air-quality-concerns <p>The Jefferson County school board approved school redesigns in the southwest, which aim to attract more students living in the area that are leaving for better options. But board member Chris Brady says students may now be exposed longer to air that doesn't meet quality standards.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Would you want your children or your grandchildren to go to Frost. The answer for me is simply no. In my view this proposal puts our children at increased risk and should be denied,” he says.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:35:31 +0000 Devin Katayama 7846 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Approves Frost Middle School Redesign Despite Air Quality Concerns LG&E Agrees to Pay $113,000 for Coal Ash, Odor Violations at Cane Run Plant http://wfpl.org/post/lge-agrees-pay-113000-coal-ash-odor-violations-cane-run-plant <p>Louisville Gas and Electric and the Air Pollution Control District <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/774C58CF-91E9-434E-B866-B6E62AE88F01/0/AgreedBoardOrder2013_07LGE.pdf" target="_blank">have reached an agreement</a> over violations at the company’s Cane Run Power Station. Under the deal, LG&amp;E will pay $113,250 to the Air Pollution Control District, as well as continue implementing a compliance plan at Cane Run to prevent future violations.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:00:46 +0000 Erica Peterson 7537 at http://wfpl.org LG&E Agrees to Pay $113,000 for Coal Ash, Odor Violations at Cane Run Plant