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Sustainability Now! | Cathy Hinko & Andy McDonald | LG&E's Long Range Plan | Jan. 24, 2022

Sustainability Now! | Cathy Hinko & Andy McDonald | LG&E's Long Range Plan | Jan. 24, 2022

Update: 2022-01-24
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This week on Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog, turns the lights on a critical conversation about LG&E’s long-range plan to continue burning coal and natural gas over the next four decades. Listen in as we discuss LG&E/KU’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) which is currently before the Kentucky Public Service Commission with Andy McDonald, MSc, CEM, Director of Apogee - Climate & Energy Transitions, a public service program of Earth Tools Inc. (http://www.ApogeeClimate.org) and Cathy Hinko, a long-time citizen activist, now retired from the Metropolitan Housing Coalition. Cathy has been involved with utility rate and demand side management issues for decades. She is an activist for fair and affordable housing, but the plan by LG&E to continue burning fossil fuels has an environmental justice component, as well.

The IRP is in a case before the Kentucky Public Service Commission and the public can write into the PSC with their comments. To submit a comment: Include the case number (2021-00393) within the subject line of your email to psc.comment@ky.gov and provide your full name and place of residence in the body of the e-mail. Full details are online at http://psc.ky.gov

For more information, check out the report by WFPL’s Ryan Van Velzer at https://soundcloud.com/wfplnews/lge-and-ku-plan-to-burn-coal-for-another-four-decades

Andy McDonald also discusses a new bill, HB 341, before the Kentucky Legislature, just introduced on Friday to weaken the Public Service Commission and reduce citizen input. Citizens can contact their legislators via the Legislative Message Line at 1-800-372-7181.

As always, our feature is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW!

Sustainability Now! airs on Forward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 12am and 10am. Find us at http://forwardradio.org

The music in this podcast is courtesy of the local band Appalatin and is used by permission. Explore their delightful music at http://appalatin.com
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Sustainability Now! | Cathy Hinko & Andy McDonald | LG&E's Long Range Plan | Jan. 24, 2022

Sustainability Now! | Cathy Hinko & Andy McDonald | LG&E's Long Range Plan | Jan. 24, 2022

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