Sustainable Energy resources

Empower Kentucky Environmental Justice Analysis - Exec Summary

This Executive Summary describes the outcomes of an Environmental Justice Analysis developed by KFTC members as part of the Empower Kentucky Plan. For more information, visit empowerkentucky.org.

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (Laura Greenfield)

Empower Kentucky Plan

The Empower Kentucky Plan shows that a Just Transition to a clean energy economy is possible in Kentucky. Shaped with input from more than 1,200 people from Pikeville to Paducah, this plan describes ways we can produce better results in terms of jobs, health, and energy bills, and affected workers and communities - while doing our part to protect our climate. For more information about the Empower Kentucky plan and process, visit www.empowerkentucky.org.

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

KFTC Environmental Justice Analysis - Preliminary Report and Documentation

This report provides full documentation of several preliminary maps produced by KFTC's Environmental Justice Workteam. Feedback is welcome to lisa@kftc.org. A final report will be published in early 2017. 

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth EJ Workteam. Lead author, Laura Greenfield

Draft framework for the Empower Kentucky Plan, 2016

This draft was shared with participants at the Empower Kentucky Summit, September 30-October 1 in Louisville. Feedback is welcome. Comments may be sent to lisa@kftc.org. A final plan will be released in early 2017. 

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Kentucky's Changing Energy Landscape - A presentation at 2016 A Seat At The Table events

This is a recording of a slide show presentation about Kentucky's changing energy landscape used during a series of public events - called A Seat At The Table - held in the spring of 2016 to gather public input about Kentucky's energy future. These events were part of KFTC's Empower Kentucky project. 

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Low Income Solar Policy Guide

This report from the Center for Social Inclusion, Grid Alternatives and Vote Solar describes model policies to ensure that low-income communities have access to the benefits of solar energy - including access to jobs, health, and affordable, reliable energy.

Source/Author: Center for Social Inclusion, Grid Alternatives and Vote Solar

Model guidelines and policies for making renewable energy accessible for low and moderate income households

This report from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) describes ways states, communities and utilities can open the doors to solar and other renewable energy sources for low and moderate income homes and people living in economically distressed communities.

Source/Author: Interestate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

Environmental Justice State Guidance: How to Incorporate Equity and Justice into Your Clean Power Planning Approach

The Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change produced this guidance describing ways states can and should prioritize health and equity as they develop plans to comply with the federal Clean Power Plan rule. KFTC's work is featured as a case study. 

Source/Author: Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change

KFTC Comments on EPA proposals within Clean Power Plan

KFTC provided these comments to the US EPA in response to several complex proposals that were embedded within the final Clean Power Plan rule. We look forward to working with the EPA and the Commonwealth of Kentucky to ensure that the Clean Power Plan is implemented in ways that advance economic, racial and environmental justice. 

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

KFTC comments to EPA on Proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program

In December 2015 KFTC provided comments to the US EPA about a proposed incentive program that is contained within the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Energy Incentive Program encourages states and utilities to invest early in renewable energy and in energy efficiency projects in low-income communities. Kentucky is eligible to receive a very large share of this program, but the way the program is designed may make it difficult to take full advantage of those resources.

Source/Author: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

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