Hemlock, beech and several species of oak make up the more than 2,300 acres of old-growth forest in Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve. It’s one of the largest old-growth tracts in the United States and the largest in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Office of Energy Policy (OEP) has formed the Hydrogen Work Group to take advantage of the U.S. Department of Energy’s $8 billion program to build a country-wide network of regional hydrogen hubs.
Kentucky has some of the nation’s lowest electricity rates on average, but energy bills aren’t affordable for every Kentuckian.
To address this, in 2021 the Office of Energy policy gathered committed individuals from state agencies, utility companies, and nonprofits and launched its Energy Affordability Work Group.