The corporate tax cut ushered through by the Republican Congress earlier this month could end up lowering the utility bills of some Kentucky ratepayers.
In two orders issued yesterday, the Kentucky Public Service Commission ordered the state’s four for-profit utilities — Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities, Kentucky Power and Duke Energy Kentucky — to start tracking their tax savings and report back to the PSC.
Kentucky’s largest electric utility expects to be powered more than 80 percent by natural gas or renewable energy by the middle of this century — regardless of whether the country’s energy policies change.
Our climate is changing, and that means that some organisms will likely change with it. That’s the research focus of climate change biologist Scott Hotaling, who will present at the Idea Festival in Louisville this week.
There’s no dearth of research on health disparities in Appalachia. But a newly-formed group of researchers at Virginia Tech says there is a dearth of scientific research into why these disparities exist, and how environmental factors could be contributing.