Kentucky News

The following news clips highlight Kentucky involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

March 26, 2014

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Energy Department awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources. More

December 4, 2013

Energy Department Awards $4 Million for State Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

November 26, 2013

Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money

Building on the Obama Administration's efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help communities save on energy bills, the Energy Department today awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

July 5, 2012

Energy Department Awards $14 Million for Energy Efficiency in 22 States

The Energy Department announced that it has awarded $14 million in new investments through its State Energy Program to state-led energy efficiency projects in 22 states. More

May 16, 2012

National Student Efficiency Contest Winners Named

A group of Montana schools was named winner of the America's Home Energy Education Challenge, a national student competition designed to encourage students and their families to take action to start saving money by saving energy. More

February 22, 2012

DOE Highlights New GE Appliance Factory in Kentucky

DOE has highlighted a new GE manufacturing facility in Louisville, Kentucky, that will produce high-efficiency water heaters designed with the help of a DOE national laboratory. More

February 1, 2012

DOE Solar Decathlon 2013 Moves to California

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced the 20 teams, representing 13 states and Washington, D.C. plus 3 foreign countries, that will compete U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, which will be held in California for the first time. More

December 16, 2011

Kentucky Public Service Commission Approves Energy Efficiency Program Expansion

New energy efficiency and energy conservation programs, as well as expansions of older programs, offered by Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities have been approved by the Kentucky Public Service Commission. More

February 24, 2010

U.S. Utilities Spent $5.3 Billion on Energy Efficiency Programs in 2009

U.S. utilities increased their spending on energy efficiency programs by 43% in 2009, reaching $5.3 billion, according to a new report from the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. Spending increased the most in the Southeast and South Central states, most notably in Kentucky, Maryland, and Tennessee. More

September 16, 2009

DOE Delivers $354 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects in 22 States

DOE has awarded $354 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to 22 states under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. More

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