Steve Beshear rolled out what he is calling the “”first-ever comprehensive energy plan”” for Kentucky on Thursday that concentrates on alternative energy sources, coal conversion technology and reducing greenhouse gases by 20 percent by 2025.
“Energy and the production of energy is going to be one of the top priorities in the world over the next few years,” Beshear said Thursday afternoon during an interview with the Messenger-Inquirer. “Kentucky is uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in that.”
The plan includes an exploration of how to promote the development of nuclear power in Kentucky and significant emphasis on building up to eight plants capable of converting coal into transportation fuel.
Beshear predicts that implementing the plan, which was created with little input from those outside his administration, will also provide economic development jolt for the state and produce up to 40,000 jobs in the state by 2025.
Source: Your Nuclear News