Sustainable Energy resources

Kentucky Solar Partnership

The Kentucky Solar Partnership is a project of Appalachia - Science in the Public Interest to give voice to members of our community who want the use of solar energy to flourish in our state. Click to visit their website.

Source/Author: Kentucky Solar Partnership

New Power Video: Elijah and Guylaine Collett


Elijah and Guylaine Collette started adding solar panels in 2000 and now have a large array at their home in Leslie County.

Source/Author: KFTC

New Power Video: Matt Partymiller


Solar installer Matt Partymiller came home to Kentucky to start his own business. In this video he talks about the need for state incentives to help renewable energy installers grow a market here.

Source/Author: KFTC

New Power Video: Carl Shoupe


KFTC member Carl Shoupe of Benham talks about his hopes and vision for Harlan County in this 2010 video.

Source/Author: KFTC

Ky REPS goals graphic

Two graphics that show the proposed ramp-up in renewable energy and energy efficiency through 2022 under the 2012 Clean Energy Opportunity Act.

Source/Author: Mountain Association For Community Economic Development

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

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

Source/Author: Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center

Governor Steve Beshear's 7-Point Energy Plan

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.

Source/Author: Governor Steve Beshear

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.

Source/Author: MACED/Synapse

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.

Source/Author: KySEA

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.

Source/Author: KySEA