12/09/14: In Kentucky, Where Coal is King

The Kentucky General Assembly is controlled by Democrats and it has been the source of the state’s energy legislation for decades. It has crafted laws such as the “net-metering statute” that are so pro-coal that they essentially prevent investment in solar energy beyond single residences… Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Airport is expanding its solar array to become the largest airport solar farm on the planet, and the Cincinnati Zoo has the largest publicly accessible urban solar array in the country.

But on the south bank of the Ohio River, Louisville can’t even power grocery stores or churches with solar power without the coal industry framing it as a “war on coal” designed to steal jobs from mining communities.