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Anti-rooftop solar bill defeated in final hour of 2018 Kentucky General Assembly

April 17, 2018

In one of its final legislatives moves before adjourning on April 14, the Kentucky Senate tabled a vote on House Bill 227, the anti-rooftop solar bill pushed by utilities. At the last possible moment, Senate leaders recommitted the bill to a committee, rather than bringing it up for a vote, because the bill did not have enough support to pass. When the 2018 session of the General Assembly ended an hour or so later, KFTC members and solar advocates celebrated.

Power House Workshops are here!

April 11, 2018

In April KFTC members launched the Power House Project, an exciting effort to build New Power in every sense of the word: new economic power, new clean energy power, and new political power.

Kentuckians speak up against anti-solar House Bill 227

February 5, 2018

H.B. 227, proposed by GOP lawmakers early in January 2018, would smash Kentucky's independent solar businesses and shatter our opportunity to create a thriving clean energy economy. Here are reflections from Kentuckians on why this bill would lead our state away, not towards, the bright future and just transition that we deserve.

Cincinnati People's Climate Rally!

June 13, 2017

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth was a co-sponsor of the People's Climate Rally of Cincinnati! Though originally slated to happen on April 29th as a sister rally of the march, it was postponed to June 10th. 

Benham solar represents a much deeper transition plan

April 7, 2017

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. The "solar-keeps-the-lights-on" story was first carried by a regional TV station, WYMT.

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