fossil fuels

Kentucky’s largest utility tests new law creating barrier to retire fossil fuel plants

BY: - May 15, 2023

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky, raising concerns that planned and ongoing retirements of coal-fired power plants could affect the reliability and resilience of the electric grid, passed a new law that creates an extra barrier for utilities to retire such plants. Kentucky’s largest electric utility, which strongly opposed that law, is now testing it before the […]

Kentucky lawmakers advance bill to keep coal on the power grid, cite reliability concerns

BY: - February 28, 2023

FRANKFORT — Kentucky lawmakers are advancing a bill to try to keep coal-fired power plants on the state’s electric grid “for the foreseeable future,” pointing to concerns over rolling blackouts that some utilities implemented when arctic temperatures swept through in December. Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Sen. Robby Mills, R-Henderson, would prevent the Kentucky Public […]

States that limit business with banks that ‘boycott’ fossil fuels could pay high cost, study says

BY: - January 13, 2023

Republican state policymakers’ efforts to boost fossil fuels by prohibiting their governments from doing business with companies that take sustainability into consideration has the potential to cost states millions, according to a study released Thursday. Researchers looked specifically at the possible effects on Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and West Virginia if they passed Texas-like […]

Gas-well cleanup opens 513 acres in Rockcastle River Wildlife Management Area to the public

BY: - January 3, 2023

Federal funding to plug abandoned oil and gas wells has opened 513 acres in Pulaski County to hunters, anglers, wildlife watchers and other nature lovers, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The land, part of  the Rockcastle River Wildlife Management Area (WMA), is newly accessible to the public  thanks to an […]