New Energy and Transition Campaigns

Appalachian Transition

Eastern Kentucky is rich in human, ecological and natural resources. Our people, coal and land have contributed much to the nation’s economy and culture – often at great sacrifice. Now we face new challenges. Coal production and employment have been dropping for decades, and those trends are accelerating.

Energy Democracy

Renew East Kentucky is an organizing campaign to move Kentucky’s rural electric co-ops toward cleaner energy, increased energy efficiency, and more open and democratic governance. It will also open the door to thousands of new jobs.

Sustainable Energy


We can curb energy costs and create thousands of new jobs by growing Kentucky’s clean energy resources, such as energy efficiency and solar energy. Through KFTC’s Sustainable Energy Campaign, we’re working to realize this vision in every Kentucky community – from Paducah to Prestonsburg.