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Algae had a prominent focus at the recent Alltech conference in downtown Lexington — a conference that addressed the challenges of feeding an exploding world population.The microorganism that grows in preponderance in wet places... more

Mar 28, 2013 8:28 PM Business

Manufacturing accounts for about $28 billion in Kentucky’s economy, making it a close second place after government as an economic driver, with health care ranking third. And these days perhaps more than ever, the cost of energy is... more

Feb 28, 2013 8:28 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Patriot Bio Energy recently became the first corporate member of the Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association, and the company aims to prove that industrial hemp is useful for the coal fields of... more

Jan 29, 2013 3:15 PM Business

I truly think Kentucky could become a leader in smart-grid and a leader in sustainability solutions,” said Jason DeLambre, a Certified Energy Manager and a partner in Midwest Clean Energy Enterprises (MCEE).The other half of... more

Jan 3, 2013 7:26 PM Business

In mid-June, the Compression Institute hosted a meeting of business leaders and forward thinkers at the Plantary on East Third Street in Lexington to discuss the necessity of creating new pathways to sustainable businesses. In attendance... more

Aug 29, 2012 8:06 PM Business

Add “energy beets” to the cash crop list for Kentucky farmers. The high-sugar energy beet, a variety bred to serve the fuel/energy market, is now growing on test plots in Whitley and other Kentucky counties. Kentucky-based Patriot... more

Jul 5, 2012 4:38 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Bringing industrial hemp back to Kentucky agriculture is a “no-brainer,” said James Comer, Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner, Joey Pendleton, State Senator, and Jonathan Miller, former Ky State Treasurer – each... more

Jun 29, 2012 6:17 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Empower Lexington, a community-wide effort, aims to boost Lexington's profile in sustainability while spreading energy efficiency to all sectors. The plan has been three years in the making, involving... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:09 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Geothermal systems that exchange heat with the underground to heat and cool buildings have a growing presence across the country. In Kentucky, more than 290 public schools have geothermal systems, placing... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:08 PM Business

Lexington, KY - With nearly all of its electricity coming from coal-fired power plants, the average Kentucky household would be hard hit by increased energy costs under a cap-and-trade system to curb carbon emissions.... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:08 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Algae offers a rich harvest for Kentucky. Nationally it has become an important focus for research, emerging in agriculture and business as a promising enterprise of varied product. The National Algae... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Infill and redevelopment are the key words pointing the way ahead for developers in Lexington.Mayor Jim Gray in April stated that Lexington's Urban Service Area boundary will not be expanded for... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Business

Lexington, KY - To help improve storm water management and raise awareness about local water issues, Lexington is launching its second round of storm water project grants, with $1.2 million to fund storm water initiatives... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Developers and builders in Lexington and Fayette County will soon add "CAP" to their routine vocabulary as a requirement of the consent decree Lexington entered into with the EPA on Jan. 3 to fix the... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - The University of Kentucky has unveiled a $25 million project to make 61 campus buildings more energy and resource efficient. Changes in lighting, mechanical and water systems will generate an estimated... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Becoming What You Want to See in the WorldLexington, KY - By going green with the second edition of , by Lexington author Mary Claire O'Neal, River Birch Publishing has saved an estimated 22 trees (three tons... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - "I'm a farmer, and that's why I'm here tonight," said State Senator Joey Pendleton, Hopkinsville-D, speaking at the Lexington Public Library after a showing of a documentary film, The Hemp Revolution,... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

The Hemp RevolutionLexington, KY - "I'm a farmer, and that's why I'm here tonight," said State Senator Joey Pendleton, Hopkinsville-D, speaking at the Lexington Public Library after a showing of a documentary... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - The 7th annual Bluegrass Green Expo, Oct. 30-31 will power its music stage with solar and wind generated electricity, offer a variety of workshops, a Kid's Expo, a trade show and exhibits. But this year's... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - In May, the American Solar Energy Society awarded Lexington's Richard Levine, an internationally recognized architect and University of Kentucky College of Design professor, with its prestigious Passive... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business