Energy & Utilities

May,21 2021

KRC Director to Participate in Net Metering Webinar

Learn about the New Net Metering Rates for Kentucky Power Company following the recent order from the PSC on net metering! Webinar is June 3 with KYSES.

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Jan,29 2021

PSC Rules On Rate Increases Sought By Kentucky Power Company

PSC Rules On Rate Increases Sought By Kentucky Power Company Commission defers decision on net metering, while providing important victories for ratepayers  on most issues.

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Jun,22 2020

The Fight To Assure Fair Representation For Low-Income Advocates In Utility Rate Cases Continues

The Circuit Court had determined that the Public Service Commission (PSC) acted arbitrarily when it denied requests from the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, Association of Community Ministries, Sierra Club, and Community Action Council, to intervene

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KRC Opposes Proposed EPA Rule to Weaken Standards On Coal Combustion Residuals

KRC was proud to join 73 other organizations in commenting in opposition to a proposed EPA rulemaking that would weaken environmental protections associated with the management of coal combustion residuals from coal-fired power plants. 

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Public Service Commission Ordered To Allow Participation In LG&E Rate Case By Low-Income Advocates And Sierra Club

The Franklin Circuit Court granted a Temporary Injunction ordering the Public Service Commission to allow low-income and environmental advocacy groups to participate in pending LG&E and KU rate cases.

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Court of Appeals Decision Strikes Underprotective Coal Ash Regulations

In an August 21, 2018 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit remanded several regulations on coal ash disposal, promulgated under the Obama Administration, which the Court found to be underprotective of the environment.

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PSC Order Accepts Complaint Against Gas Utility Discontinuing Service

In a September 7, 2018 Order, the PSC has directed Peoples Gas Ky LLC to respond to a complaint by Georgia Johnson that their plan to discontinue gas service violates their duty to furnish adequate service. Peoples Gas has ten days to respond.

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LG&E/KU Tries to Trim Energy Efficiency Programs, Awaits PSC Ruling

LG&E and KU's most recent demand-side management and energy efficiency filing proposes to eliminate several programs for residential customers. KRC represents the Metro Housing Coalition in the case, which awaits decision by the PSC.

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PSC Denies LG&E and KU Application To Deploy "Smart Meters"

In an Order entered on August 30, 2018, the Kentucky Public Service Commission denied the request by LG&E and KU to Deploy Smart Meters, ruling that the utilities provided insufficient evidence to justify expense.

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Metropolitan Housing Coalition (MHC) Seeks To Intervene In PSC Case Where LG&E and KU Seek To Reduce Energy Efficiency and Demand Management Programs

Metropolitan Housing Coalition (MHC) Seeks To Intervene In PSC Case Where LG&E and KU Seek To Reduce Energy Efficiency and Demand Management Programs

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KRC Comments on Investigative Phase of Corrective Action Plan for Contamination At E.W. Brown Power Plant

KRC Comments on Investigative Phase of Corrective Action Plan for Contamination At E.W. Brown Power Plant

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Settlement in LG&E/KU Rate Cases Protects Vulnerable Residential Customers

Settlement in LG&E/KU Rate Cases Protects Vulnerable Residential Customers

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SB 89 Would Lift Kentucky Moratorium On New Nuclear Plants

SB 89 Would Lift Kentucky Moratorium On New Nuclear Plants

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Sep,10 2015

KRC Participates In Panel Discussion On EPA's Clean Power Plan At Governor's Conference On The Environment

KRC Participates In Panel Discussion On EPA's Clean Power Plan At Governor's Conference On The Environment

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AT&T Bills Would Impede, Not Expand, High Speed Rural Broadband Access

AT&T Bills Would Impede, Not Expand, High Speed Rural Broadband Access

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Dormant Landlines In Rural Areas May Not Be Able To Reactivate Landline Service Under SB 99

Dormant Landlines In Rural Areas May Not Be Able To Reactivate Landline Service Under SB 99

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Greenhouse Gas Regulations and their Effect on Local Communities and the Poor

The increasing inability of those on low- and fixed-incomes to meet utility costs is a dire situation that affects the health of those individuals and families, and also has financial impacts on the remaining ratepayer base.

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Greenhouse Gas Regulations and their Effect on Local Communities and the Poor

First, we must recognize that doing nothing is not an option. Climate change is occurring, the rate of GHG emissions are a significant factor, fossil fuel...

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"Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.” Voltaire

"Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.” Voltaire

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Is AT&T's Wireless Home Service Comparable To Existing Wireline Basic Phone Service?

Is AT&T's Wireless Home Service Comparable To Existing Wireline Basic Phone Service?

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AT&T Gearing Up To Seek End To Obligation To Provide Stand-alone Basic Telephone Service

AT&T Gearing Up To Seek End To Obligation To Provide Stand-alone Basic Telephone Service

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AT&T Again Seeks To End Obligation To Provide Stand-Alone Basic Phone Service To Kentucky Customers

AT&T Again Seeks To End Obligation To Provide Stand-Alone Basic Phone Service To Kentucky Customers

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Kentucky's Energy Crossroads

Kentucky's Energy Crossroads - A Conversation at the Faithful Citizenship Luncheon

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PSC Hears Testimony on PPL Acquisition of LG&E and KU; Settlement Offers Additional Help for Low- and Fixed-Income Ratepayers

PSC Hears Testimony on PPL Acquisition of LG&E and KU; Settlement Offers Additional Help for Low- and Fixed-Income Ratepayers

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Challenge To Kentucky Pioneer Merchant Power Plant Siting Dismissed

Challenge To Kentucky Pioneer Merchant Power Plant Siting Dismissed

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What Utilities Can Do To Advance Energy Efficiency in Kentucky

What Utilities Can Do To Advance Energy Efficiency in Kentucky

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Circuit Court Decision Assures Cell Tower Review In All Counties

Circuit Court Decision Assures Cell Tower Review In All Counties

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KRC Argues "Business Case" for Energy Efficiency At Utilities And Energy Efficiency Conference

KRC Argues "Business Case" for Energy Efficiency At Utilities And Energy Efficiency Conference

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PSC Ruling Interpreting Cell Tower Law Could Affect Many Communities

PSC Ruling Interpreting Cell Tower Law Could Affect Many Communities

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Stack Testing & Lower Limits Better Controls On Mercury Proposed For Versailles Lighting Plant

Stack Testing & Lower limitsBetter Controls On Mercury Proposed For Versailles Lighting Plant

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Stack Testing & Lower Mercury Limits Suggested For Versailles Lighting Plant

Stack Testing & Lower Mercury Limits Suggested For Versailles Lighting Plant

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KRC TESTIFIES IN OPPOSITION TO PHONE DEREGULATION BILL

KRC TESTIFIES IN OPPOSITION TO PHONE DEREGULATION BILL

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Petition Filed Seeking Court of Appeals Review of EPA Decision Approving Closure of Northern Kentucky Vehicle Emissions Testing Program

Petition Filed Seeking Court of Appeals Review of EPA Decision Approving Closure of Northern Kentucky Vehicle Emissions Testing Program

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KRC comments on new leachate treatment facility proposed by DOE

KRC comments on new leachate treatment facility proposed by DOE

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Post-Hearing Brief Filed In Estill County Power Plant Case

Post-Hearing Brief Filed In Estill County Power Plant Case

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KRC Comments On Proposal To End Vehicle Testing In Northern Kentucky

KRC Comments On Proposal To End Vehicle Testing In Northern Kentucky

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Briefing Complete in Thoroughbred Siting Challenge   

Briefing Complete in Thoroughbred Siting Challenge   

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Opening Brief Filed In Kentucky Pioneer Power Plant Waste Case

Opening Brief Filed In Kentucky Pioneer Power Plant Waste Case

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Thoroughbred Energy Coal-Fired Plant  

Proposed monitoring for compliance with opacity, fluorides, mercury, beryllium and PM should be improved in both sophistication and frequency as suggested by the Jefferson County Air Pollution Control District in its letter of January 23, 2002.

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Merchant Power Plant Moratorium Extended

On January 11, 2002, Governor Paul Patton issued Executive Order 2002-50, Relating to the Establishment of A Moratorium On Permit For New Power Plants.

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Proposal for Siting Procedures and Criteria for Merchant Plants

Proposal for Siting Procedures and Criteria for Merchant Plants

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The Coal Industry: Talking The High Road, Taking The Low Road

The Coal Industry: Talking The High Road, Taking The Low Road

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