New Energy and Transition News

At a crossroads, Ohio River agency weighs dueling proposals on role

February 4, 2019
Energy News Network
An industry-backed effort aims to end ORSANCO’s role in setting and enforcing pollution standards.

LG&E/KU rate case attempts to alter reality

An electric meter in the winter
February 1, 2019 at 05:51pm

Over the past several years, Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities (KU) have pushed legislation that would eliminate net metering – the retail electric energy rate that rooftop solar owners receive as compensation for electricity they feed back to the grid.

The Farm Bureau: Big Oil’s Unnoticed Ally Fighting Climate Science and Policy

December 21, 2018
Inside Climate News

For more than three decades, the Farm Bureau has aligned agriculture closely with the fossil fuel agenda.

Appalachian water crisis demands new revenue streams, stronger oversight

December 15, 2018
Lexington Herald Leader

Personal stories of families collecting rainwater, going without laundry or bathing, and keeping children out of school seem like the stuff of a hurricane aftermath or other weather emergency — not routine life in America.

Black lung disease is still killing miners. The coal industry doesn't want to hear it

December 13, 2018
The Guardian

Today’s black lung rates are higher than 50 years ago, affecting men as young as their 30s, and in Kentucky their right to decent health care is being curtailed.

Protesters disrupt US panel's fossil fuels pitch at climate talks

December 10, 2018
The Guardian

A Trump administration presentation extolling the virtues of fossil fuels at the UN climate talks in Poland has been met with guffaws of laughter and chants of “Shame on you”.

Mitch McConnell owes coal miners an answer as clock runs out on tax for black lung victims

November 30, 2018
Lexington Herald Leader

Kentuckians bringing a plea for victims of black lung to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have a hard time being heard above the clamor of coal industry money — more than $2 million poured into federal races in the last two years by Alliance Resources CEO

KFTC members continue to build New Power through the Power House Energy Efficiency workshops

November 9, 2018 at 03:54pm

Since April of this year, KFTC members across eastern Kentucky have helped host energy efficiency workshops in their communities, as part of our ongoing Power House Project.