Kentucky could be a national leader in production and conservation if state leaders reach their goal of creating 40,000 energy related jobs within 17 years.
That's according to what Governor Steve Beshear calls Kentucky's first ever comprehensive energy plan.
The governor announced the new initiatives today in Frankfort.
It includes more efficiency in homes, buildings, and transportation.
The governor also says Kentucky needs to explore the possibility of nuclear power, and use agriculture to develop motor fuels.
"Our goal is to derive 12% of our motor fuels demand, about 775 million gallons a year, by 2025."
Governor Beshear also says Kentucky should take more advantage of its coal industry, for both energy and fuel needs.