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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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Cool Beans

London, KY

#43 Dec 21, 2013
Informed Kentuckian wrote:
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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?
Does Cattlesburg have a Calgon Carbon? I have heard that they do, that it does really well, & that Calgon Carbon might come to Perry County or Pikeville.
Working Man

London, KY

#44 Dec 29, 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?
It would not surprise me.
Bruce

London, KY

#45 Dec 30, 2013
Adams wrote:
That sounds really great. I wonder why the local news isn't talking about it.
Maybe because it isn't about Big Sandy or coal.
Probably

East Bernstadt, KY

#46 Jan 2, 2014
Bruce wrote:
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Maybe because it isn't about Big Sandy or coal.
I think you are right about that.
What -

East Bernstadt, KY

#47 Jan 8, 2014
Tim wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Why do you think that the trees would be gone when that plant comes here? 4995
Somerset Man

London, KY

#48 May 8, 2014
This could bring a lot of jobs to your area. People in other states are even talking about it. I wish y'all well with it.
Lol

London, KY

#49 May 9, 2014
The tooth fairy, the Easter bunny, Santa Claus, clean coal.

What do all these things have in common? They're all a myths.

Now with that said. No matter what side of the coal debate you are on, I think we all can agree ANY job that is created in perry county is a good thing. So theoretically there should be no one opposing this, it blows my mind that people who live here and see how bad it is would be against job creation, regardless of what kind of job it is.
Informed Kentuckian

United States

#50 May 9, 2014
"Clean Coal" is a reality now, EPA is building pilot projects all over the USA! Take five minutes to educate yourself before talking about something you know absolutely NOTHING about.
http://www.osu.edu/features/2013/ohio-state-d...
Lol

London, KY

#51 May 11, 2014
Informed Kentuckian wrote:
"Clean Coal" is a reality now, EPA is building pilot projects all over the USA! Take five minutes to educate yourself before talking about something you know absolutely NOTHING about.
http://www.osu.edu/features/2013/ohio-state-d...
It was an interesting article, and an interesting read. But that's all. A couple researchers were able to run a small science project for 200 hours is hardly the silver bullet for energy independence. Don't get me wrong, if this actually worked and it could save a couple coal mining jobs then I'm all for it, but it doesn't appear that way. Coal is dead, if SEKY doesn't want to die along with I, then it's time to move on.

But let's say this research was truly a breakthrough, and the technology works exactly 100 percent the way it's supposed to. Then coal is still the dirtiest form of energy in the world. Coal will never be clean...Sorry, the burning of coal is only half of the mess coal causes. There's still pollution from transportation of coal, and pollution from the mining of coal, pollution from cleaning up after the mess mining it makes. There will never be such a thing as clean coal.

If you'd step outside your box you would know that.
Sammy

East Bernstadt, KY

#53 May 13, 2014
Why not?. The Coal companies wont hire people that needs a job. It needs to go anyway. Been writing good convincing letters to this effect to the EPA, Rockefeller foundation, Searra club ect. I am tired of breathing their Da** S**t anyway!!!.
Alison Young

Ahmedabad, India

#55 May 20, 2014
That is great news. Thank you for sharing this blog.
Old Mae

Somerset, KY

#56 May 21, 2014
Somerset Man wrote:
This could bring a lot of jobs to your area. People in other states are even talking about it. I wish y'all well with it.
Thanks.
Republican For Life

Somerset, KY

#57 May 22, 2014
Geek Hillbilly wrote:
Coverting garbage into electric power is a worth endeavor.
That sounds good to me.
I hope that it leads to a lot of well-paying jobs for people here.
Republican For Life

Somerset, KY

#58 May 22, 2014
Open-Minded Republican wrote:
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I wouldn't doubt it. I don't hate coal but I'm not one of those loonies who believe that coal is the only thing that "keeps the lights on". If I hear someone say "coal keeps the lights on" again, I'm going to barf. Some people don't want to see ANY JOBS come to Eastern Kentucky if they are not coal-related jobs. I'm serious. For real serious. I know many people like that. Some people are already complaining about the biomass plant, and it isn't even here yet. They don't care that it might help bring jobs to Perry County because they think that it is "anti-coal" and "a democratic thing". Never mind the possible benefits for us all and our offspring because it isn't all about the beloved coal. Some of them don't even know what a biomass plant is but they think that it sounds "environmental" and "liberal" so they hate it and want to protest. If that isn't sad and disturbing, please tell me what is!
That is the absolute truth, and I agree with you 100%!
I support coal, but people should just be grateful that we are getting more jobs here, instead of crying and complaining because all those jobs are not somehow related to COAL.
Everyone around here is not striving to be a coal miner.
A lot of people who call themselves "friends of coal" need to accept that already!
Funny

London, KY

#59 Jun 22, 2014
Tim wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Trees? I don't think that you understand what a biomass plant really is.
Funny

London, KY

#60 Jun 22, 2014
Republican For Life wrote:
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That is the absolute truth, and I agree with you 100%!
I support coal, but people should just be grateful that we are getting more jobs here, instead of crying and complaining because all those jobs are not somehow related to COAL.
Everyone around here is not striving to be a coal miner.
A lot of people who call themselves "friends of coal" need to accept that already!
Well, some people just want something to cry about to occupy their time.
NoClue

Clayhole, KY

#61 Jun 23, 2014
Do y'all really think a biomass power plant is going to be built in Perry county? This biomass power plant will be like all those other power plants that Perry county got over the years.
Over the years

London, KY

#62 Jun 24, 2014
Will it be invisiable like all the other plants that "suppose" to be built there?
Jobs are Good

London, KY

#63 Jun 27, 2014
Whoever does not want to work there should not cry about other people wanting to work there.
Betty

London, KY

#65 May 8, 2015
Hey, is Perry County still supposed to get the plant? Someone in Illinois asked my sister there about it yesterday. My sister did not know about it until that woman asked her about it when she heard that my sister was from this part of Kentucky. She had heard about the plant all the way up there. She was hoping that her husband could get a job there. He is originally from Breathitt County. He wants to move back there to help his family. He wants a decent paying job here though. We all know that decent paying jobs do not seem to be very easy to find here nowadays.

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