EPA recognizes Kentucky energy efficiency, but still takes unilateral action

This past week, the Environmental Protection Agency named Kentucky’s state government, the Kentucky Housing Corporation, and the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center 2012 Energy Star Partners of the Year. The EPA recognized Kentucky for its “outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering information and services to Kentuckians to increase energy efficiency,” in large part…

Study shows renewable energy mandates would increase energy costs for Kentucky

According to “The High Cost of Renewable-Electricity Mandates,” a recently released report from the Manhattan Institute, states that have mandated Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (RPS) have experienced significantly greater rises in the price of energy over the past decade. The study also finds that the states with the highest energy prices tend to be states…

Transparency: It’s about holding government accountable, not fishing expeditions to harass private businesses

We have written previously about House Bill 496, which would protect companies who do business with the government from being subject to Open Records rules. The bill filed by Rep. Johnny Bell, D-Glasgow, is a response to an attorney in his district who apparently is using an earlier attorney general’s ruling to harass private companies. After…

Charter Schools, Boomshakalaka!

Excuse the goofy graphic above, but come on — Dr. Howard Fuller offered great testimony in front of the House Education Committee this past Valentine’s Day in Frankfort! Fuller offered a solid foundation in support of public charter schools in Kentucky, pointing out that 42 states have already welcomed charters to their states. My favorite quote from Dr.…