Celebrating 40 years of energy and environment

The Energy and Environment Cabinet is gearing up to hold its 40th Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment and there are some new things in store for this commemorative year.

Deputy Secretary Bruce Scott has been to 33 of the conferences and his proposal for a Secretary’s Award will become a reality during this conference, set for Sept. 21 and 22 at the Lexington Convention Center.

“I thought it was appropriate for the past several years, but this is the first year we will be actually presenting it,” said Scott. “I’m a big believer in recognizing those that have paved the way for new ideas and innovations in energy and the environment.”

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will join Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely on Thursday, September 22 to at an awards luncheon to present the annual Environmental Excellence Awards, Energy Leadership Awards and a new award this year, the Secretary’s Award, which will honor the outstanding people, businesses or entities across Kentucky that have demonstrated a lifetime or sustained commitment to improving the Commonwealth’s environment.

The conference will include sessions on corporate sustainability, energy solutions and federal environmental and energy regulations.

“It also shows the public the work of the EEC cabinet and gives people a chance to network,” Scott said. “That networking can be a build-up to a platform for issues that could lead to serious discussions and potentially change.”

For more information and/or to register for the conference, please visit for more information.



The 1984 clock Bruce Scott received at his first Governor’s Conference.

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