Kentucky Energy Efficiency Potential Study
An Overview of Kentucky's Energy Consumption and Energy Potential. (August 2007)
The Kentucky Governor’s Office of Energy Policy commissioned the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center at the University of Louisville to conduct a preliminary study of the potential for energy efficiency in Kentucky. A growing demand for electricity, increasing strains on electric transmission infrastructure, spiking natural gas and crude oil prices, concerns about global climate change and the need to achieve energy independence have prompted a renewed focus on energy efficiency. Energy efficiency has emerged as a viable resource and the least-cost alternative to reduce these energy vulnerabilities.
This report analyzes energy consumption in Kentucky’s residential, commercial and industrial sectors and estimates the impact that energy efficiency could play in reducing future energy demand. It is intended as a starting point for discussion; additional efforts will need to address specific actions or incentives necessary to improve energy efficiency in the Commonwealth.
This report is available for download in Adobe PDF format.