Kentucky electricity rates in December 2016 averaged 10.36 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 15 percent less than the 12.21 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2016.
Kentucky natural gas rates in December 2016 averaged 8.63 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 5 percent less than the 9.06 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in December 2016.
When talking about renewable energy source in the U.S., solar energy and wind energy typically dominate the conversation. But don’t sleep on hydropower.
Last year was a record-breaking one for solar power generation in the U.S., and 2016 looks to have an even brighter future, the SEIA said.
For the first time ever, natural gas is expected to surpass coal as an electricity generating source in the United States.
Kentucky has an estimated population of 4,339,367, which ranks 25th in the nation. 
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