New Energy Abundance in EKY

As the debate surrounding the continued operation of aging coal burning power plants continues, many are trying to figure out what our other options are for supplying all our energy needs.  Downstream Strategies, an environmental consulting organization based in West Virginia, just released a report addressing this very question, “The Opportunities for Distributed Renewable Energy in Kentucky.”  The report finds that there is an abundance of renewable energy resources available within the state, and that “the development of these resources using existing technologies could provide the equivalent of approximately 34% of Kentucky’s projected electricity generation by 2025.”  Making Connections interviewed report co-author Rory McIlmoil to learn more.

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