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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $16,200,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $4,900,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               29,400

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $2,900,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $700,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           16,800

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Louisville Gas & Electric, Trimble County Plant, Kentucky

STATUS:  In progress with opposition   TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION:  Sierra Club, Valley Watch, Kentucky Sierra Club, Appalachain Voices, Save the Valley PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  In 2005, the Kentucky Public Service Commission approved the developer’s application to expand the Trimble County … Continue reading

Estill County Energy Partners, KY

STATUS: In progress, with opposition   TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Kentucky Sierra Club, National Parks Conservation Association, Valley Watch, Kentucky Environmental Foundation, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Appalachian Voices, NRDC   PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: In October of 2004, state regulators granted a certificate to Estill … Continue reading

Kentucky Mountain Power, Knott County

STATUS:  Canceled   TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION:  Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: In May 2001, Kentucky Mountain Power was granted an air permit to construct a 520-MW coal-fired power plant in Knott County, Kentucky.  The project faced numerous construction delays over a … Continue reading

East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Clark County

STATUS:  Canceled   TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION:  Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club PROSPECTS:  Unlikely BACKGROUND:  East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) proposed construction of a 278-megawatt coal-fired power plant located in Clark County, Kentucky.  Construction costs were estimated at approximately $819 … Continue reading

Cash Creek IGCC plant, Kentucky

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION:  Sierra Club; Valley Watch; local citizens   PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:   In 2001, the Cash Creek power plant was first proposed for a site near Owensboro, in Henderson County, Kentucky.  In 2006, the … Continue reading

Peabody Energy, NewGas Energy Center, Kentucky

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Coal   OPPOSITION:  Sierra Club PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  In December 2008, Peabody Energy filed for a state air permit to build a coal gasification facility in Muhlenberg County.  This location is the site of … Continue reading

Peabody Energy, Thoroughbred Generating Station, Kentucky

STATUS:  Canceled TYPE: Coal   OPPOSITION:  Sierra Club, Valley Watch, National Parks Conservation Association, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Kentucky Environmental Foundation PROSPECTS:  Unlikely BACKGROUND:  In 2001, Peabody Energy applied for an air permit to operate two 750-MW pulverized coal-burning plants … Continue reading