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KREC – A Successful Program that Advanced Energy Efficiency and Funded Research in Kentucky

KREC was a partnership of the University of Louisville’s KPPC – Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center and J.B. Speed School of Engineering; University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, College of Engineering, and Center for Applied Energy Research; other Kentucky Universities; the Governor’s Office of Energy Policy and other key state agencies; and agricultural commodities groups and industry partners.

The Consortium was formed in 2005 by a federal direct appropriation to benefit the citizens of the Commonwealth by creating a unified statewide network to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in Kentucky. From the outset of the program, KREC worked to advance energy efficiency and comprehensive research of importance to Kentucky’s agriculture, rural communities and related industries, and awarded more than $2 million to 14 researchers at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. Throughout its seven-year history, the consortium encouraged researchers, industry leaders, agriculture representatives and policymakers to collaborate on renewable and sustainable energy solutions.

Funding that supported KREC – Kentucky Renewable Energy Consortium – ended in 2012 and the Consortium concluded all of its program activities.

In the KREC archive you will find past publications, newsletters, research results and special reports that remain valuable resources for renewable energy efforts in Kentucky.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Online Resources

25x’25 Alliance
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
American Solar Energy Society
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
Energy Farms

Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition (KCFC)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
National Energy Education Development Project (NEED)
National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition
Renewable Fuels Association
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
U.S. Green Building Council

Kentucky Business

Commonwealth Agri-Energy
Duke Energy
Kentucky Power
ZAP Electric Cars

Federal Government

National Wind Technology Center
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Kentucky Government

Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI)

Kentucky Education

University of Louisville’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering
University of Kentucky’s Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER)
Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development (KIESD)