University of Kentucky Plant

From Global Energy Monitor

The University of Kentucky Coal Plant in Lexington burns more than 40,000 tons of coal a year to generate heat and steam on campus.[1] On April 1, 2008, as part of a "Fossil Fools" Day of Action, University of Kentucky students protested the university’s coal-fired power plants by climbing atop the coal stockpile and raising giant wind turbines, saying they were glad the University does not use coal from mountaintop removal sites but wants it to begin transitioning to renewables.[2]



  1. "Earth Day Celebrated With a Full Month of Activities" University of Kentucky News, March/April 2009
  2. "University of Kentucky, USA", Fossil Fuels Day, April 1, 2008.

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