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An Overview of Kentucky's Energy Consumption and Energy Efficiency Potential

Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center

This report, prepared by the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center at the University of Louisville, looks at Kentucky's energy efficiency potential.

Governor Steve Beshear's 7-Point Energy Plan

Governor Steve Beshear

Pubished in 2008, Governor Steve Beshear's 7-point energy plan outlines the current adminstration's view of energy opportunities and recommends a Renewable and Efficiency Portfolio Standard.

Potential Impacts of a Renewable and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard in Kentucky


This report, released in January 2012 by the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), predicts that Kentucky could create 28,000 jobs and curb energy costs over the next 10 years by adopting a Renewable and Efficiency Portfolio Standard, as proposed in the Clean Energy Opportunity Act.

Clean Energy Opportunity Act


The Clean Energy Opportunity Act is a bill in the Kentucky General Assembly that would open the door for clean energy investments in Kentucky through a Renewable and Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) and feed-in tarriffs for renewable energy production.

About KySEA


The Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance, of which KFTC is a founding member, is a group of more than 50 members working for clean energy policy in Kentucky.

Healthier Kentuckians Through Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance

Describes, by documenting scientific studies, how transitioning to sustainable, clean energy solutions will benefit our health and well-being.

Promoting Long Term Investment in Appalachian Kentucky, 2012

Mountain Association For Community Economic Development

This report, published by MACED, describes a proposal to create a permanent fund with coal severance tax resources in order to support long-term investments in economic diversification and transition.

The Impact of Coal on Kentucky's State Budget, 2009

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development

This report, published by the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, compares the amount of state revenues directly and indirectly generated by the coal industry with the level of state spending on the coal industry, through tax breaks, subsidies, and other direct expenses.

A Cooperative Approach to Renewing East Kentucky

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth / Sara Pennington and Randy Wilson

This article, written by KFTC members Randy Wilson and Sara Pennington, describes a vision for how Kentucky's rural electric cooperatives could help drive job creation, energy savings, and renewable energy production across eastern and central Kentucky.

Transition Culture Website

Transition Town Network / Rob Hopkins

This website features articles, stories and resources about people all over the world working to create more resilient and sustainable communities.