Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Awards $309,800 Energy Grant to the University of Louisville

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, July 31, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

John Davies

Will fund initiatives for energy efficiency, renewable energy

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today announced a $309,800 grant to the University of Louisville (U of L) and the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) for energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. The grant is from the Governor’s Office of Energy Policy.

“The University of Louisville has a leadership role in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and is commended for its role in developing opportunities to use our available resources to meet our future energy needs,” said Governor Fletcher. 

“The University of Louisville and the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center see energy efficiency and renewable energy as Kentucky’s untapped energy opportunity,” U of L President James R. Ramsey said. “We are proud to have a role in developing these opportunities to create jobs, improve our environment and enhance our energy security.” 

KPPC, part of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at U of L, will use the grant to expand the Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program for Schools, which helps school districts and higher education institutions cut energy consumption and costs.

The funding also will provide KPPC with an energy efficiency auditor and an energy engineer who will conduct free, confidential energy assessments to help Kentucky businesses and industries improve profitability.

The grant provides for KPPC’s participation in the Kentucky 25x’25 Roadmap, part of a national action plan backed by businesses, organizations and individuals to increase the use of renewable energy resources.

Details about KPPC’s services can be found at