Appalachian Transition resources

Promoting Long Term Investment in Appalachian Kentucky, 2012

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.

Source/Author: Mountain Association For Community Economic Development

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

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. It concludes that in 2006 Kentucky taxpayers spent about $115 million more to host the coal industry than we received in tax revenues from the industry.

Source/Author: Mountain Association for Community Economic Development

A Cooperative Approach to Renewing East Kentucky

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.

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth / Sara Pennington and Randy Wilson

Transition Culture Website

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

Source/Author: Transition Town Network / Rob Hopkins

Essays about Appalachian Transition

This website lists more than a dozen essays from regional writers, thinkers and doers about what is needed and what is possible to begin the process of a just economic transition in the mountains.

Source/Author: Mountain Association for Community Economic Development

Making Connections Website

This website is a project of Appalshop, a media and cultural center based in Whitesburg, Kentucky. It features audio, video, and print profiles of innovative people and places in Central Appalachia that are helping to lead the way for economic transition in the mountains.

Source/Author: Appalshop

Appalachian Transition Website

This website is a joint project of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) and Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. It contains useful analysis, resources, case studies and examples about the opportunity and need for a just economic transition in Appalachia.

Source/Author: Mountain Association for Community Economic Development and Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

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