Kentuckians support coal, despite the EPA

With the recent attacks of the Environmental Protection Agency against Kentucky coal, there was a bit of refreshing news out of Frankfurt this week. Governor Beshear announced that the state has issued 50,000 “Friends of Coal” license plates in under three years, a welcome reminder of the level of support Kentuckians show for the black rock – and…

Condensed list of health care reforms

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors has compiled a condensed timeline of scheduled health care reforms that make up the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or “Obamacare”. Every citizen should take note of these changes to health care. This legislation will affect every American. Here are a couple that jumped out at me:…

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…