Kentucky Facts

Coal

 

  • 1948 | 75,000+ employed (1).
  • 2015 | 9,000+ employed (1).
  • 2016 | Kentucky dropped from 3rd largest to 5th largest coal producer in U.S. (2).
  • 2016 | 83% of Kentucky’s net electricity generation was coal-fired (2).
  • 2016 | Renewables resources are a small part of KY’s energy, & the state has no renewable energy standard. Largest source is hydroelectric power @ 4% (2).

 

  • Prevalence of Adults with Asthma: 16% (3).
  • Heart Disease Deaths: 204 per 100,000 population (3).
  • Less than Adults with Good Health: 23% (3).
  • Total Mortality: 904 per 100,000 population (3).

 

Why are we sacrificing our health for cheap energy? Coal is a superficial solution that is never coming back. It’s time we let it go & build for the future.

 

Clean, renewable energy for Kentucky

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