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Low Income Solar Policy Guide

Center for Social Inclusion, Grid Alternatives and Vote Solar

This report from the Center for Social Inclusion, Grid Alternatives and Vote Solar describes model policies to ensure that low-income communities have access to the benefits of solar energy - including access to jobs, health, and affordable, reliable energy.

Model guidelines and policies for making renewable energy accessible for low and moderate income households

Interestate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

This report from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) describes ways states, communities and utilities can open the doors to solar and other renewable energy sources for low and moderate income homes and people living in economically distressed communities.

Environmental Justice State Guidance: How to Incorporate Equity and Justice into Your Clean Power Planning Approach

Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change

The Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change produced this guidance describing ways states can and should prioritize health and equity as they develop plans to comply with the federal Clean Power Plan rule. KFTC's work is featured as a case study. 

KFTC Comments on EPA proposals within Clean Power Plan

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

KFTC provided these comments to the US EPA in response to several complex proposals that were embedded within the final Clean Power Plan rule. We look forward to working with the EPA and the Commonwealth of Kentucky to ensure that the Clean Power Plan is implemented in ways that advance economic, racial and environmental justice. 

KFTC comments to EPA on Proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

In December 2015 KFTC provided comments to the US EPA about a proposed incentive program that is contained within the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Energy Incentive Program encourages states and utilities to invest early in renewable energy and in energy efficiency projects in low-income communities.

The EPA's Clean Power Plan, Jobs, and Labor

Labor Network for Sustainability

This report summarizes an analysis of the impact on US jobs of the EPA's draft clean power plan, and describes ways organized labor (and allies) can work to shape state implementation plans in ways that advance job growth, protection for displaced workers, environmental justice and climate protection objectives.

URLTA Bill Handout

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Kentuckians know the value of home. The Uniform Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA) is an act that clarifies and codifies the legal duties of landlords and tenants entering into residential lease agreements. Kentucky state law allows cities and counties to adopt it as law, and several communities have: Lexington, Louisville, Somerset, and several communities in Northern Kentucky, for example.

Vision Smoketown Survey Report

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
Jefferson County

Vision Smoketown began as a volunteer based community-canvassing project conceived after Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) relocated our Jefferson County office to the Smoketown neighborhood in July 2013. During this time, members of the Jefferson County Chapter’s Economic Justice team were focusing their attention on local affordable housing issues. After moving to Smoketown, the team wanted to understand the desires and needs of Smoketown residents within the changing dynamics of Louisville. From May through August 2014, KFTC members and volunteers went door to door in the Smoketown neighborhood collecting responses to a 51-question survey developed in partnership with Center For Neighborhoods. KFTC collected a total of 140 survey responses and continued building relationships with community members during three Smoketown community cookouts held in the backyard of KFTC offices during the summer of 2014 and our Smoketown GetDown for Democracy a block party held on September 19, 2014. This canvassing project has evolved into working with residents in defining problems and issues in order to develop strategies that bring positive changes in the neighborhood and to its residents’ everyday lives. KFTC believes that providing a means to convey a community’s voice can lead to a more collaborative community vision and will help develop future neighborhood leaders

KCEP 2014 budget analysis

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

Governor Beshear's Executive Budget proposal provides a small amount of additional funding to K-12 education but not enough to fully restore the impact of six years of cuts and frozen funding levels.

Local Option Sales Tax webinar

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

This presentation discusses the problems with creating municipal sales taxes on top of our existing state sales tax and other ways to address the financial needs of our cities.

Jason Bailey, director of Kentucky Center for Economic Policy presented information on the tax and Linda Stettenbenz, member of the Economic Justice committee, presented information about KFTC's tax work.

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