Keep Warm & Cut Your Costs: How$martKY

Because of historically cheap energy rates and lots of poorly insulated housing, Kentuckians’ average home electricity use is one of the highest in the nation – 24 percent more than the national average.  This WMMT report follows energy specialists on a home energy audit through How$martKY, a pilot program that lets homeowners and businesses make […]

How$martKY: Efficient Energy for Everyone

This video takes a look at How$martKY, a pilot program of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) and four rural electric cooperatives in eastern Kentucky. Bruce Davis from Big Sandy RECC and Chris Woolery from MACED conduct an energy audit of Garland and Judith Howard’s Johnson County, KY home to determine where leakage […]

“Be Smart, Live Simple”: A WMMT Report

At the top of a winding Leslie county road, right on the edge of the Daniel Boone National forest, one innovative couple is proving that solar power does work here in the narrow hollows of eastern Kentucky. Over the past decade Elijah and Guylaine Collett have been slowly accumulating solar panels on the south facing […]

Mountain Talk – Energy Options in Appalachia

Hosted by Mimi Pickering – April 27, 2011 Join us for this edition of Mountain Talk where we hear from Jason Bailey and Kristin Tracz of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) about the economics of coal, power rate hikes and new options for energy efficiency and the future of our region. [wpdm_file […]