Beshear taps UofL to take the lead on renewable energy research
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced Jan. 26 that he is entering into a memorandum of agreement with the University of Louisville to operate Kentucky’s Center for Renewable Energy Research and Environmental Stewardship.
The governor and UofL President James Ramsey also announced that the largest private donation to UofL or any public Kentucky university will support the center’s work. Uof L engineering and business alumnus Henry Conn and his wife, Rebecca, have pledged more than $20 million to Speed School of Engineering for that purpose. The center will be named the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research and Environmental Stewardship in their honor.