Health Impact Assessment of Coal and Clean Energy Options in Kentucky (2012)

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In spring 2012, KEF released the “Health Impact Assessment of Coal and Clean Energy Options in Kentucky,” a collaborative report by Dr. Elizabeth Walker and KEF Energy & Health Coordinator Deborah Payne. The study received widespread media attention and has served both as a tool for Kentuckians to explore the health impacts of energy policy options and a call to prioritize public health when making energy policy decisions.

The 2012 HIA found that although coal had provided reliable and affordable electricity to Kentuckians for decades, it came “at a substantial cost to the health of the people in the Commonwealth.” For more of these findings and to review policy recommendations, click here.