Bluegrass Institute represented on Kentucky Tonight’s energy debate!

This past Monday on KET’s Kentucky Tonight, Bill Goodman revisited a timely topic given President Obama’s recent announcement of his executive orders to launch a campaign against carbon emissions – and Kentucky’s energy sector. Guests included Bill Bissett, president of the Kentucky Coal Association; Elizabeth Crowe, executive director of the Kentucky Environmental Foundation; Paul Thompson, chief…

Judge strikes yet another blow against governor in Obamacare lawsuit

Considering the Bluegrass Institute’s reports noting the negative consequences of implementing a government-run health insurance exchange and expanding Kentucky’s Medicaid program, it’s no wonder the Beshear administration wants to avoid a debate on the merits of such policies. Even worse, it’s trying to circumvent the state Constitution while doing so. But Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip…

Big day for Bluegrass Energy!

It’s been an eventful day for the Bluegrass Institute and our efforts to protect state sovereignty over the commonwealth’s energy sector! First, check out the Bluegrass Institute’s feature in today’s Louisville Courier-Journal editorial section where policy coordinator Philip Impellizzeri discusses the correct frame of reference for the EPA vs coal debate. Also watch out for…

John Garen on KET’s the Price of Poverty

Check below for the KET appearance of our very own John Garen, Ph.D., professor of economics at the University of Kentucky and chair of the Bluegrass Institute Board of Scholars! Garen appeared on the second edition of KET’s the “Price of Poverty” where panelists discussed the pressing issues keeping Kentucky’s most vulnerable stuck in the…

Executive orders will ramp up efforts to snuff out Kentucky’s energy sector

Today in a speech at Georgetown University, President Obama announced the specifics of new executive orders which will force federal bureaucrats to enact unprecedented regulations on power plant carbon emissions. Not only will these regulations have a significant negative impact on Kentuckians, no cost-benefit analysis was provided to justify such hardship.   Obama’s executive orders…