Wow, it looks like the Kentucky Air National Guard is tired of waiting around for the local utility to ditch coal. Last week, the 123rd Airlift Wing proudly announced plans for new rooftop solar panels, aimed at reducing its reliance on fossil fuels. The new project is a money-saver, too. When completed, the new solar array will — wait, why is the Trump administration still going to bat for solar power when the US coal industry is in a tailspin?
Solar Panels And Energy Upgrades
The new solar project for the 123rd Airlift Wing is a relatively small one, but it sticks out like a sore thumb in the state of Kentucky.
Kentucky is in the heart of the Appalachian coal region and it gave President* Trump a 29% margin of victory over his rival in the 2016 campaign cycle, partly based on his promise to boost the coal industry.
That’s why it’s no surprise that Kentucky lags far behind other US states in the race for renewable energy. Kentucky currently ranks down at #45 for installed solar capacity, and its growth rate over the next five years is a measly #32.
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