New Energy and Transition News

‘Empower Kentucky’ for the future

April 20, 2017
Lexington Herald-Leader

(P)lenty of Kentuckians want to diversify the state’s energy mix to save money and create jobs.

New local jobs! Better health! Just Transition! Here's how.

April 19, 2017 at 12:11pm

There is a clear path forward for creating thousands of new Kentucky jobs in the energy industry while cutting pollution, lowering electric bills and investing billions of dollars in workers and communities affected by the decline in fossil fuels.

Trump, Congress must stand by coal communities

April 18, 2017
Lexington Herald-Leader

Coal-mining communities are the backbone of this country. For decades we’ve kept the lights on in America by sacrificing our personal well-being. We need Congress to act to protect the health and pension benefits under threat to expire at the end of this month.

Benham solar represents a much deeper transition plan

April 7, 2017 at 07:30am

The mountain community of Benham, Kentucky received a healthy dose of national attention recently when the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum announced it has installed solar panels to save thousands of dollars annually on its power bill.

Kentuckians organize for climate justice

April 6, 2017 at 10:36pm

This is a critical time in the movement to create jobs, protect our health and climate, and advance a just transition for affected workers and communities.

Trump’s climate denials take away opportunities for jobs and better health in Kentucky

March 28, 2017 at 03:09pm

The opportunity Kentuckians have to transition to a clean energy economy is being thwarted by President Trump’s abandonment of U.S. climate commitments to stop harmful pollution, Kentuckians across the state are pointing out.

Big Sandy chapter hosts 8th annual Growing Appalachia conference

March 8, 2017 at 12:37pm

On February 25 the KFTC Big Sandy Chapter hosted the 8th annual Growing Appalachia conference. Folks from all across eastern Kentucky gathered at the Hindman Settlement School for a day of workshops on Kentucky wild edibles and medicinals, edible landscapes, saving money and energy through home energy efficiency, better gardening for beginner gardeners, and grafting apple trees. 

Don’t let utilities squash Kentucky’s solar entrepreneurs. Here’s a better plan.

February 25, 2017
Lexington Herald-Leader

With the General Assembly controlled by business-friendly Republicans, electric utilities might have sensed an opportunity to ram through legislation to limit the growth of independent solar power in Kentucky.

Solar jobs soar as Maryland prioritizes renewable energy

February 23, 2017
Baltimore Sun

Business is booming for Solar Energy World and other solar companies in Maryland, as sun-sourced energy becomes more affordable and accessible. Attracted by solar-friendly policies and mounting demand, solar companies are flocking to the state and hiring in droves.

We Stood For Kentucky

February 13, 2017 at 05:24pm

Showing that we are solid as a rock, rooted like a tree and standing strong, hundreds of KFTC members and friends took to the halls of the state capitol on Tuesday to Stand For Kentucky.

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