BLOG: The Critical Importance of Dependable Power to Economic Prosperity

BLOG: The Critical Importance of Dependable Power to Economic Prosperity

Kentucky has historically enjoyed two main economic advantages. The first is its central location along multiple major highways and rivers, making it a natural hub for business and commerce. The second is an abundance of affordable and dependable electricity, a key driver of jobs. However, this second advantage is being eroded by federal policies designed…

BLOG: Warning: EPA’s Carbon Rule Threatens Electric Reliability

BLOG: Warning: EPA’s Carbon Rule Threatens Electric Reliability

Without sensible federal and state policies, a reliable electricity supply will be a thing of the past, and the prospect of rolling blackouts will increase. Bad policies are forcing reliable, coal-fired power plants to retire prematurely. So far, 40 percent of the nation’s coal fleet has retired and, coincidentally, 40 percent of Kentucky’s coal plants…

PRESS RELEASE: Dependable Power First Kentucky’s Statement on the Growing Risk of Electricity Shortages

PRESS RELEASE: Dependable Power First Kentucky’s Statement on the Growing Risk of Electricity Shortages

Frankfort, K.Y. – The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) recently released its “2023 Long-Term Reliability Assessment,” which evaluates and describes the risks facing America’s electricity supply.  The assessment paints a dire picture of the future of grid reliability in Kentucky and across the nation. Dependable Power First Kentucky issued the following statement: “NERC’s Latest…

OPINION: New York’s Near Zombie Apocalypse (and Lessons for Kentucky)

OPINION: New York’s Near Zombie Apocalypse (and Lessons for Kentucky)

A revealing op-ed from the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, New York’s Near Zombie Apocalypse, serves a stark reminder of the challenges facing America’s energy grid, with vital lessons for Kentucky. The piece focused on a report by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) that detailed the…

ANNOUNCEMENT: Katelyn Bunning Appointed Executive Director of Dependable Power First Kentucky

ANNOUNCEMENT: Katelyn Bunning Appointed Executive Director of Dependable Power First Kentucky

Frankfort, K.Y.  –  Dependable Power First Kentucky today announced the appointment of Katelyn Bunning as its new Executive Director. A former Legislative Director for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with deep experience on energy and environment policy, Katelyn will coordinate the efforts of Dependable Power First Kentucky as it engages with community leaders and policymakers across…

OPINION: A rapid transition to renewables is not smart for America and not smart for Kentuckians

OPINION: A rapid transition to renewables is not smart for America and not smart for Kentuckians

Last weekend, the Grayson County News published an op-ed by America’s Power President and CEO Michelle Bloodworth explaining the risks of a rapid transition to renewables. As Michelle Bloodworth writes, “Ultimately, it’s not about renewables vs. fossil fuels, but about ensuring that the inherent and indispensable attributes of baseload fuels are preserved in our energy…

BLOG: Kentucky Voters Agree: Policymakers Need to Prioritize Affordable and Dependable Power

BLOG: Kentucky Voters Agree: Policymakers Need to Prioritize Affordable and Dependable Power

Last month (September 24-28) we partnered with a leading public opinion research firm to find out exactly what Kentucky voters think about energy policy and the state of our electric grid. The results show broad support, regardless of political party, for policies that promote electric affordability and grid reliability. When it comes to the future…

DEBATE: Affordability and Reliability in Focus at Gubernatorial Forum

DEBATE: Affordability and Reliability in Focus at Gubernatorial Forum

On Thursday, Governor Andy Beshear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron participated in a Gubernatorial Forum in Paducah, Kentucky. Moderator Todd Faulkner, Evening News Anchor at WPSD Local 6, asked both candidates how they would ensure the future of reliable and affordable electricity in Kentucky. Despite disagreements on the specifics, both candidates stressed the need for an…

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