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PSC approves purchase agreement for biomass plant in Perry

There are 83 comments on the Floyd County Times story from Oct 17, 2013, titled PSC approves purchase agreement for biomass plant in Perry. In it, Floyd County Times reports that:

Kentucky's Public Service Commission approved on Thursday an application from Kentucky Power Company for a 20-year Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement with ecoPower Generation-Hazard.

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Patricia

London, KY

#23 Dec 12, 2013
Is it definite or are they just negotiating about it as a possibility in the future?
Twister

London, KY

#24 Dec 12, 2013
Shepherd wrote:
This is a huge sign that Perry County is making a lot of progress in improving.
Bullshi-, are u stupid ? Now every redneck with a pickup will cut down every tree we have left from strip mining. Your attitude is exactly what has destroyed this county forever .
Former Coal Miner

London, KY

#25 Dec 12, 2013
Twister wrote:
<quoted text>Bullshi-, are u stupid ? Now every redneck with a pickup will cut down every tree we have left from strip mining. Your attitude is exactly what has destroyed this county forever .
Please explain why you feel that way.
Bulan Beauty

London, KY

#26 Dec 13, 2013
I read something somewhere else that claimed that Perry County Judge-Executive Denny Ray Noble said that he could not support this move from Kentucky Power despite the possibility of jobs being brought to the region. Is that true? Did he really say that?
just sayin

United States

#27 Dec 13, 2013
Most of you clearly haven't done your research. Biomass plants run on energy from plant and trees. Which in theory sounds like a good idea, except that burning trees and plant material also gives a great deal of carbon dioxide. The problem is the fact that biomass plants can't efficiently run unless they get their products locally because if they have to transport biomass products farther than 50 miles it cost more than the energy itself is worth. I guess all you tree huggers are loving the idea of having no natural vegetation left. Are you going to let them cut down all the trees and plant life on your property, and just live with a heaping pile of topsoil? I've said it before and I'm still saying it,COAL DOES KEEP THE LIGHTS ON.
Tim

Lexington, KY

#28 Dec 13, 2013
just sayin wrote:
Most of you clearly haven't done your research. Biomass plants run on energy from plant and trees. Which in theory sounds like a good idea, except that burning trees and plant material also gives a great deal of carbon dioxide. The problem is the fact that biomass plants can't efficiently run unless they get their products locally because if they have to transport biomass products farther than 50 miles it cost more than the energy itself is worth. I guess all you tree huggers are loving the idea of having no natural vegetation left. Are you going to let them cut down all the trees and plant life on your property, and just live with a heaping pile of topsoil? I've said it before and I'm still saying it,COAL DOES KEEP THE LIGHTS ON. P
Please do you research by walking out your back door and look around because coal had destroyed Eastern Ky for good and this plant will make it look like mars with all the trees gone.
David

London, KY

#29 Dec 13, 2013
Patricia wrote:
Is it definite or are they just negotiating about it as a possibility in the future?
I reckon that it's a done deal. According to what I read about it on another news site, an ecoPower biomass power generating facility is planned to be built in the Coal Fields Industrial Park in Perry County by 2017.
Many people seem to believe that it will bring lots of jobs to Perry County. We shall see.
Debra

Manchester, KY

#30 Dec 14, 2013
Former Coal Miner wrote:
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Please explain why you feel that way.
Some rednecks seem to believe that coal related jobs are the only kind of jobs that we should have here.
Sure

Hindman, KY

#31 Dec 14, 2013
How many power plants does this make that Perry county was going to get? I'm thinking this is the third one. This one is probably going to be like those other ones, where are they? How far is this one being built from a good water supply?
Every now and then a good story has to be told to make the people think progress is being made. A good example of that was the red fox resort. Remember that one? It came up at every election and lasted for about 25 years and the people really thought it was really going to happen.
Scott

Manchester, KY

#32 Dec 14, 2013
Sure wrote:
How many power plants does this make that Perry county was going to get? I'm thinking this is the third one. This one is probably going to be like those other ones, where are they? How far is this one being built from a good water supply?
Every now and then a good story has to be told to make the people think progress is being made. A good example of that was the red fox resort. Remember that one? It came up at every election and lasted for about 25 years and the people really thought it was really going to happen.
Was that the theme park that people claimed that Red Fox was going to get ten years ago? It was supposed to be like Dollywood. Lol! Do gullible people around here ever get sick and tired of getting lied to by other people running for office and making false promises?
We shall see

Manchester, KY

#33 Dec 14, 2013
David wrote:
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I reckon that it's a done deal. According to what I read about it on another news site, an ecoPower biomass power generating facility is planned to be built in the Coal Fields Industrial Park in Perry County by 2017.
Many people seem to believe that it will bring lots of jobs to Perry County. We shall see.
2017 is 3 years and 2 weeks away. " We shall see " if an ecoPower biomass power generating facility ever really comes here within the next 3 years.
We shall see

Manchester, KY

#34 Dec 14, 2013
Scott wrote:
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Was that the theme park that people claimed that Red Fox was going to get ten years ago? It was supposed to be like Dollywood. Lol! Do gullible people around here ever get sick and tired of getting lied to by other people running for office and making false promises?
Don't forget about that transit hub that Knott County was supposed to get too. Governor Beshear announced a 5 MILLION DOLLAR GRANT for that thing. I drive through Knott County twice every week. I don't ever see a transit hub there. WHERE IS IT?
hard working man

London, KY

#35 Dec 14, 2013
Bulan Beauty wrote:
I read something somewhere else that claimed that Perry County Judge-Executive Denny Ray Noble said that he could not support this move from Kentucky Power despite the possibility of jobs being brought to the region. Is that true? Did he really say that?
i don't know if he really said that but if he did say that then i would like to know why because we really need more jobs here !!!
Sure

Hindman, KY

#36 Dec 14, 2013
Scott wrote:
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Was that the theme park that people claimed that Red Fox was going to get ten years ago? It was supposed to be like Dollywood. Lol! Do gullible people around here ever get sick and tired of getting lied to by other people running for office and making false promises?
This was before the Dollywood tale. The red fox resort was to built overlooking Carr's Fork lake. It was suppose to have a golf course second to none. Top named player would come and play tournaments there. Anyway that story was told for a good 25 years or more and it always popped up in the news papers before elections. People around here ate it up. Money wasted on studies and other things.
Weinberg

Somerset, KY

#37 Dec 14, 2013
Sure wrote:
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This was before the Dollywood tale. The red fox resort was to built overlooking Carr's Fork lake. It was suppose to have a golf course second to none. Top named player would come and play tournaments there. Anyway that story was told for a good 25 years or more and it always popped up in the news papers before elections. People around here ate it up. Money wasted on studies and other things.
It's still coming maybe slower than we hoped but its to get started jan.of next year all the coal mining equipment that's idled will speed up ,golf course, motel, water park and so much more we will be bigger and better than dolly wood.
Good by coal,here comes the new eastern kentucky money and lots of it and you can all thank zack Weinberg the knott cty judge exc.
Vote Zack and you won't go back !
Tennessee Native

London, KY

#38 Dec 14, 2013
Sure wrote:
<quoted text>
This was before the Dollywood tale. The red fox resort was to built overlooking Carr's Fork lake. It was suppose to have a golf course second to none. Top named player would come and play tournaments there. Anyway that story was told for a good 25 years or more and it always popped up in the news papers before elections. People around here ate it up. Money wasted on studies and other things.
Wow ... I haven't heard those rumors before I saw comments about them on here but I haven't lived in eastern Kentucky a very long time ... A resort with a golf course around Carr's Fork Lake near Red Fox would be a great thing but if someone actually forked over the cash to build something like that, I wouldn't be shocked if the money got wasted by a crook on something else that wasn't even related to the resort ... Many people suspect that could be what happened to the grant money for the transit hub that someone else on here already mentioned ... We have yet to see what actually happened to all that money, and people in certain offices around here don't seem so keen about talking about ... I wonder why not ???
Tennessee Native

London, KY

#39 Dec 14, 2013
Weinberg wrote:
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It's still coming maybe slower than we hoped but its to get started jan.of next year all the coal mining equipment that's idled will speed up ,golf course, motel, water park and so much more we will be bigger and better than dolly wood.
Good by coal,here comes the new eastern kentucky money and lots of it and you can all thank zack Weinberg the knott cty judge exc.
Vote Zack and you won't go back !
I assume that you are joking ... Right ??? You could be a hilarious comedian ...
Nurse in Knott County

London, KY

#40 Dec 14, 2013
Tennessee Native wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow ... I haven't heard those rumors before I saw comments about them on here but I haven't lived in eastern Kentucky a very long time ... A resort with a golf course around Carr's Fork Lake near Red Fox would be a great thing but if someone actually forked over the cash to build something like that, I wouldn't be shocked if the money got wasted by a crook on something else that wasn't even related to the resort ... Many people suspect that could be what happened to the grant money for the transit hub that someone else on here already mentioned ... We have yet to see what actually happened to all that money, and people in certain offices around here don't seem so keen about talking about ... I wonder why not ???
I have called some people to ask some questions about the transit hub. You are absolutely right. Certain people don't want to talk about it. I wonder what Governor Beshear would say about it. He was the person who announced the five million dollar grant money for it anyway.
yogi

London, KY

#41 Dec 14, 2013
Christopher wrote:
This is great news for Perry County.
why do you think that ?
Informed Kentuckian

Lexington, KY

#42 Dec 14, 2013
Adams wrote:
That sounds really great. I wonder why the local news isn't talking about it.
Did you know the Marathon plant in Catlettsburg , Kentucky was originally built to use that process to make fuel from coal? Gas and Diesel was cheaper then and it was an idea before it's time. Now that plant can make fuels for less than $1.50 per gallon! Clean coal is the definitive answer; it doesn't fit the anti coal agenda of political correctness, so it's being ignored. Educate everyone now!

http://www.osu.edu/features/2013/ohio-state-d...

This plant now refines more than 240,000 barrels per day; what if we use this plant to make fuel from coal for $1.50 per gallon...how long would lines be at those Marathon stations?
How long would you wait for a fill up?

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