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Why we organize for Climate Justice, Racial Justice, a Just Transition, and a healthy democracy

Anyone in the U.S. under the age of forty and paying attention has lived their entire life aware of the existential threat caused by the global climate crisis. In recent years, Americans of all ages have expressed increased levels of alarm and urgency about climate change. According to Pew Research Center, in 2020 nearly seven-in-ten Biden voters (sixty-eight percent) said climate change was very important to their vote; six-in-ten Americans viewed climate change as “a major threat to the well-being of the U.S.” A Tufts University study found that young Americans named climate change as one of their top three concerns motivating them to vote in 2020, behind COVID-19 and racism.  

Sign-on letter to Congress calling for transformation of rural electric cooperatives

On February 23, 2021, a letter signed by 100 organizations - including KFTC - was sent to members of Congress, urging support for a 7-part platform of policies to transform rural electric cooperatives and the communities they serve. KFTC and Mountain Association are founding members of the Rural Power Coalition, which drafted and circulated the sign-on letter. 

Northern Kentucky (virtual) Sustainability Tour

Northern Kentucky office intern Molly Spicer

On Saturday, December 5, Sydney Gregory and myself hosted a virtual sustainability tour on ways to stay sustainable in a Coronavirus time.

Transition to Renewable Energy Accelerates While Kentucky Municipal Utilities Weigh New Fossil Fuel Investments

An op-ed by KFTC member and Apogee - Climate and Energy Transitions Director Andy McDonald, about why the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA) should consider investments in renewable energy over fossil fuels during their Integrated Resource Plan process.

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