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U.S. Energy Secretary talks clean and renewable energy in Kentucky

Granholm Beshear
Stan Ingold
Governor Beshear meets with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

Kentucky is in a position to lead when it comes to the future of clean and renewable energy. That is the message being delivered to Washington D.C. by U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. She met with state government and energy leaders to discuss clean and renewable energy in the Commonwealth. She said Kentucky is making great strides in this field. She also said the state will benefit from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan.

“Y’all are going see about five billion dollars in road infrastructure, you’re going see about 100 million dollars for broadband infrastructure, you’re going to see 69 million dollars for building out EV infrastructure.”

Kentucky and Appalachia have been known for coal production for generations. Granholm said those workers will not be left out.

“People who have powered this country for the past 100 years, have gotten us to where we are. We’re so grateful to them and we want them to see themselves empowering the country for the next 100 years.”

Secretary Granholm also talked about broadening the use of solar power in Kentucky. She said former coal mines could be used for future solar farms. She also toured a solar farm in Winchester with the Lieutenant Governor.

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