Cumberland Valley Electric offers a number of programs to promote energy conservation. This program offers rebates for air source heat pumps, building insulation (including windows and doors), and geothermal heat pumps. To qualify for the insulation rebate, the house must be stick-built or manufactured, must be electrically heated, and must be at least two years of age. To learn more about incentives contact Cumberland Valley Electric Cooperative at 1-800-513-2677 or visit the web site above.
Columbia Gas of Kentucky offers rebates to residential customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient appliances and equipment. Water heaters, furnaces and space heating equipment are available for cash rebates. Additionally, free home energy audits are available to Columbia Gas customers. All efficiency and performance requirements must be met in order to receive rebates. Some installation requirements may also apply. All application and information forms are available on the program web site. Mail-in rebate applications should be sent to the address listed below.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky established the Kentucky Climate Action Plan Council (KCAPC) process to identify opportunities for Kentucky to respond to the challenge of global climate change while becoming more energy efficient, more energy independent, create jobs and spur economic growth. Recognizing the interconnectedness of energy, environment and economic development, in June of 2009 Governor Steven L. Beshear created the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC).
Clean Coal Incentive Tax Credit provides for a property tax credit for new clean coal facilities constructed at a cost exceeding $150 million and used for the purposes of generating electricity. Before the credit is given, the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet must certify that a facility is reducing emissions of pollutants released during electric generation through the use of clean coal equipment and technologies. The amount of the allowable credit is $2 per ton of eligible coal purchased that is used to generate electric power at a certified clean coal facility.
Clark Energy offers a free energy audit to provide residential customers with suggestions on ways to improve the energy efficiency of participating homes. Rebates are available for customers who replace an existing baseboard heat and/or electric furnace with an energy efficient geothermal or air-source heat pump. The Button Up Program offers rebates for weatherization measures such as window and door replacement and added insulation. To qualify for this program, homes must be electrically heated and at least two years old.
Kentucky Administrative Regulation Chapter 63, entitled Air Quality: General Standards of Performance, is promulgated under the authority of the Division of Air Quality within the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Department for Environmental Protection.
Kentucky Administrative Regulation Chapter 53, entitled Ambient Air Quality, is promulgated under the authority of the Division of Air Quality within the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Department for Environmental Protection. Chapter 53 sets the air quality standards for pollutants regulated under the federally mandated Clean Air Act. The purpose of the primary ambient air quality standards is to define levels of air quality that the cabinet judges are necessary, with an adequate margin of safety, to protect the public health.
Kentucky Administrative Regulation Chapter 52, entitled Air Quality: Permits, Registrations, and Prohibitory Rules, is promulgated under the authority of the Division of Air Quality within the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Department for Environmental Protection. Chapter 52 outlines the permitting requirements for all air pollution sources within the state; the chapter includes application procedures, the application review process, the necessary steps to maintain and renew permits, and the monitoring, notification and maintenance standards for all air pollution sources.
Kentucky Administrative Regulation Chapter 51, entitled Attainment and Maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, is promulgated under the authority of the Division of Air Quality within the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Department for Environmental Protection. This administrative regulation establishes the general provisions as related to new air pollution sources with respect to the prevention of significant deterioration of air quality and construction of stationary sources impacting on nonattainment areas.