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McConnell Fighting to Stop EPA Regulations Harmful to Kentucky

Fighting Back Against Administration’s Costly Power Plan
By Senator Mitch McConnell
November 6, 2015

Here we go again. The Obama Administration has fired its latest salvo in the War on Coal by publishing the final version of its so-called “Clean Power Plan”—regulations that would effectively shut down most coal-fired power plants and prevent new ones from being built.

Speaking Up for Electricity Consumers

The power of working together
Each of Kentucky’s 24 local distribution co-ops and the two generation and transmission co-ops that provide your electricity belong to the statewide organization that also publishes Kentucky Living—magazine, the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives (KAEC). Membership in KAEC gives the co-ops the opportunity to share information and practical advice among themselves, everything from safety to disaster response to technical know-how.

EPA plan threatens affordability and reliability of Kentucky’s electricity

“Clean Power Plan” published in Federal Register on Friday

The member-owners of Kentucky’s electric cooperatives stand to pay a disproportionate price for the changes required in the Environmental Protection Agency's “Clean Power Plan” (CPP), published in the Federal Register on Friday.

Gubernatorial Candidates Urge Electric Cooperatives to Defy EPA

The Great EPA Debate

Kentucky voters aren’t the only ones facing a critical decision. The next governor must decide how to confront controversial EPA regulations.

KAEC Governor's Debate on Energy

With Kentucky facing challenges and critical decisions relating to the future of energy use and generation, the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives (KAEC) hosted a debate on September 22, 2015, with gubernatorial candidates Jack Conway (D) and Matt Bevin (R).

2015 Kentucky Lineman's Rodeo a Success

Pennyrile Electric, in Hopkinsville, hosted the 11th Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo at the Western Kentucky Fairgrounds July 30 and 31. 

Joe Arnold named Vice President of Strategic Communications for KAEC

Joe Arnold, political editor, reporter, anchor, and host of the weekly The Powers That Be program for WHAS11, has been named Vice President of Strategic Communications for Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives.

Historic Clean Power Plan unveiled - How EPA’s carbon emissions rule will impact Kentucky

On Monday, August 3, 2015, President Barack Obama unveiled the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule for the Clean Power Plan, regulating greenhouse gas emissions at U.S. power plants. The plan requires carbon emissions to be cut 32 percent by 2030 outlined in a 1,560-page report.

Farmers RECC Landfill-Gas-To-Energy Project Approved

Farmers RECC and its power supplier, Winchester-based East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), today announced updates on their project to develop a plant in Glasgow that will produce clean, renewable energy. Called the Glasgow Landfill-Gas-To-Energy (LFGTE) project, the plant will produce renewable power using methane collected from the Glasgow Regional Landfill. The plant will be owned and operated by EKPC, the power supplier that is owned by Farmers RECC and 15 other rural electric Kentucky co-ops.


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