Resources & Publications

E.g., 11/2017
E.g., 11/2017

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.

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.

Campaign For Our CommonWealth Talking Points

Some helpful talking points to use when talking about this work, calling your legislators, or writing Letters-to-the-Editor.

Campaign For Our CommonWealth Primer

A five-page handout that breaks down why Kentucky's tax code is upside down and unfair, why Governor Bevin'd idea of tax reform is bad, and what a better alternative is.

Expanding External Agency Funding

Instead of investing more money to lock up people who have broken the law, Louisville should put more time and money into addressing the conditions that lead people to commit crime in the first place. The city budget is one of the most effective ways that Metro government can prioritize a smart approach to tackling the root causes of crime.

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. 

FERC Environment Assessment Kinder Morgan re-purposed TGP

This is the draft Environmental Assessment by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Kinder Morgan's application to re-purpose the Tennessee Gas Pipeline that runs through Kentucky from natural gas service to hazardous natural gas liquids.

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. 

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.

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.