Governing Law and Regulations
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Before 2009, little action was taken at the federal level, beyond voluntary initiatives, to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) management strategies ensuring that GHG emissions are accounted for and controlled. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.
Kentucky passed a statute that prohibits the development of regulations specifically restricting GHG emissions. However, the commonwealth has released a plan for creating efficient, sustainable energy, which indirectly addresses some GHG management issues. Kentucky has adopted permitting thresholds that follow federal provisions, and the state is a participant in the regional Climate Registry.
• Administration and enforcement. Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet will be responsible for implementing the strategies outlined in the commonwealth's plan for creating efficient, sustainable energy.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
At this time, Kentucky has no mandatory GHG reporting requirements beyond the federal mandatory GHG reporting rule. See the national section GHG MANAGEMENT for more information on mandatory GHG ...