Kentucky Releases Hour-long Documentary about Electricity, Energy Transition

Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet has released an hour-long documentary about the commonwealth’s changing energy landscape, and the challenges posed by diversifying the state’s energy portfolio and keeping electricity rates competitive as Kentucky utilities retire coal-fired power plants.

Called “Made in Kentucky,” the film looks at Kentucky’s manufacturing sector, thriving partly because of the state’s low electricity rates. But as the film notes, those rates are because of Kentucky’s reliance on cheap coal-fired power, and environmental regulations, market conditions and declining coal reserves mean that Kentucky is producing and burning less coal.

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Date Posted: 4/9/2015