NewEnergyNews: More Kentucky Jobs In New Energy Than In Coal

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    More Kentucky Jobs In New Energy Than In Coal

    Trading coal for renewable energy would create jobs in Kentucky, group says

    Bill Estep, April 19, 2017 (Lexington Herald-Leader)

    “Greater emphasis on energy efficiency and on producing electricity from renewable sources would create thousands of jobs in Kentucky, reduce electricity bills and help improve the health of residents by cutting pollution, according to [a plan from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC). An organization spokesperson says solar appears to have ‘little support’] among lawmakers…Since the organization started working on the plan in 2015, Republicans friendly to the coal and natural gas industries won control in Frankfort and Washington…[The plan reports that the country] is on the verge of lurching backwards on clean energy and climate commitments…[KFTC] said it would continue pushing for a transition to a clean-energy economy that is fair to everyone, and will look for ways to put pieces of its proposal, called the Empower Kentucky plan, into place at the local level…” click here for more

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