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Kentucky takes step toward nuclear energy with green light on new bill as coal industry declines

Posted on AllSides February 27th, 2024
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In a state where coal has driven the economy for decades, there was a landslide vote by the Kentucky Senate on Monday to begin attracting nuclear energy projects to the Bluegrass State. Republican state Sen. Danny Carroll, who sponsored SB 198, said Kentucky should incorporate a variety of energy sources, such as natural gas and renewable energy in addition to coal, in order to fulfill its energy demands. He emphasized in the bill that his legislation would prepare the state for the future necessity of nuclear energy. “I believe that...

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