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NAESCO to Host Technology and Financing Workshop in Louisville, Kentucky on June 2nd

The National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) will host its 2016 Summer Workshop on June 2nd in Louisville, Kentucky at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The dual track Workshop will focus on innovative technologies and new financing opportunities as part of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) in energy efficiency retrofit projects common among universities, military facilities, hospitals and municipalities as well as commercial and industrial facilities. There will also be a Regional Report on State Energy Efficiency Initiatives featuring state officials from Kentucky, Georgia, and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.  See complete agenda.

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Grassroots Ideas on Kentucky's Energy Future

Listening to the voices of Kentuckians about the Bluegrass State's energy future is the idea behind a series of six dinner conversations going on this spring across the state.

Tonya Torp, who attended A Seat at the Table event in her hometown of Lexington, says the state has an obligation to help those who worked in the coalfields as it moves toward a new energy economy.

"As that industry begins to disappear, those folks who have brought energy to this country for so many years deserve to be the ones that benefit from new ways of bringing energy to this world," she states.

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Humana joins AIR Louisville, a Data-Driven Community Collaboration Designed to Reduce the Burden of Asthma

Humana Inc. is the latest local employer to join AIR Louisville, a new approach to improving asthma that leverages sensors, big data, and community collaboration.

AIR Louisville is a grant-funded program designed to reduce the burden of asthma in Louisville, Kentucky, a city consistently ranked as one of the most challenging in the US for people with asthma. The program aligns to Humana's local strategy to address respiratory illness among its employees and members.

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Conservationists Warn Budget Cuts Threaten Kentucky's Public Lands

Conservationists say budget cuts have crippled land conservation programs in Kentucky. Conservationists are in Frankfort, telling lawmakers that budget cuts are handcuffing efforts to protect public lands - land often used for recreation.

Ruth Banberger, the Sierra Club's legislative chair, said the state is "robbing" funds specifically earmarked for land-conservation programs by sweeping millions of those dollars into the general fund to help cover budget shortfalls.

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Grassroots Kentuckians Hoping for Say in State's Energy Future

 

Sept. 6 is the cutoff date for states to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's deadline for having a plan in place to comply with the country's first-ever limits on pollution from coal-fired power plants. Sept. 6 is the cutoff date for states to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's deadline for having a plan in place to comply with the country's first-ever limits on pollution from coal-fired power plants.

Kentucky will seek a two-year extension for coming up with its own plan to meet the Clean Power Plan limits, beginning in 2022.

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