Renew East Kentucky

Learn about our campaign to bring clean, affordable energy and more democracy to Kentucky's rural electric co-ops.

Sustainable Energy

Learn about our work around sustainable energy solutions and our participation in the Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance.

Appalachian Transition

Learn more about KFTC’s efforts to promote a just and sustainable economic transition for coal workers and communities.

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Renew East Kentucky Organizer:

Sara Pennington  |  Tel: 606-276-9933

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Sustainable Energy Organizer:

Lisa Abbott  |  Tel: 859-200-5159

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Appalachian Transition Organizer:

Lisa Abbott  |  Tel: 859-200-5159

New Energy and Transition

Right now, today, we have our best chance in generations to build New Power with good jobs, cleaner energy, and more people participating in decisions affecting our lives.

Here at KFTC we're helping to build New Power through:

Our over-dependence on coal and other extractive industries has taken a heavy toll on our health, environment, and democracy. Together we can address the problems caused by Old Power and transition to a new, clean energy economy.

If you share this vision for our state, get involved with KFTC and take action today.

Our Work


Appalachian Transition

Economic transition is already happening in Central Appalachia. KFTC and our allies are working to promote a just and sustainable transition for coal workers and communities.

Renew East Kentucky

Renew East Kentucky is an organizing campaign to move Kentucky’s rural electric co-ops toward cleaner energy, increased energy efficiency, and more open and democratic governance – as well as thousands of new jobs.

Sustainable Energy

Across Kentucky, we’re transitioning to clean energy in small and large ways. KFTC is working to advance clean, sustainable, affordable energy solutions by winning new energy policies and demonstrating the benefits of clean energy.


This Sierra Club article provides a good overview of issues and opportunities related to job...

Sierra Club, Dean Hubbard and Alejandra Nunez

This Sierra Club article provides a good overview of many important environmental justice...

Sierra Club, Leslie Fields and Alejandra Nunez

This study looked at the prevalence of asthma across different racial groups in the US, and...

American Journal of Public Health, Nandita Bhan, Ichiro Kawachi, Maria M. Glymour and S. V. Subramanian

This report critiques official US government estimates of the costs and growth potential for...

Advanced Energy Economy Institute

This report summarizes an analysis of the impact on US jobs of the EPA's draft clean power...

Labor Network for Sustainability

This article does a good job explaining the basics of the EPA's Clean Power Plan which aims...

Brad Plummer, VOX


August 25, 2015

This article describes comments made by several state legislators at a meeting of a state...

August 4, 2015
Courier Journal

This article describes some confusion and dispute between the EPA and state of Kentucky over...

August 5, 2015
Courier Journal

This article describes the opportunity Kentuckians have to begin to transform our energy...

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