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Environment
4:02 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

State Regulators Approve Contract to Bring Biomass Energy to Eastern Kentucky

Woody biomass
David Wright Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky regulators have approved a contract between an Eastern Kentucky utility and a proposed biomass plant, despite concerns from the state Attorney General and a consumer group. The biomass energy will replace a small part of the capacity from the coal-fired Big Sandy power plant, which is scheduled to be shut down by 2016.

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Environment
4:03 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Kentucky Regulators OK Plan to Use West Virginia Electricity to Replace Big Sandy Plant

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Kentucky Power will be able to buy a half-interest in a power plant in West Virginia to replace the Big Sandy Power Plant in Lawrence County.

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Environment
7:29 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

PSC Considers Proposal to Replace Big Sandy Generation

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Kentucky’s Public Service Commissioners will begin considering whether Kentucky Power should be allowed to purchase a share in a West Virginia power plant. Two days of public hearings on the matter ended today.

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Environment
12:36 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

AEP Will Invest in Wind Power, Energy Efficiency Under Proposed Agreement in Big Sandy Rate Case

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Under the terms of a tentative agreement, Kentucky Power will invest heavily in energy efficiency improvements in Eastern Kentucky, and convert half of its Big Sandy Power Plant to natural gas.

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Environment
2:04 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

American Electric Power Agrees to Stop Burning Coal at Coal-Fired Units in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio

Credit Erica Peterson/WFPL

American Electric Power has agreed to stop burning coal at several coal-fired units in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The company reached a settlement today with a coalition of environmental groups, several states and the Environmental Protection Agency.

From the Sierra Club:

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Environment
10:29 am
Wed June 20, 2012

McConnell Speaks on Senate Floor On EPA Regulations, Big Sandy Power Plant

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the Senate this morning on the Environmental Protection Agency's Utility MACT (or Maximum Achievable Control Technology) Rule, which would require power plants to control emissions of mercury and other toxic substances. McConnell's press office's Twitter feed offered a preview of his remarks:

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