Resources & Publications

E.g., 03/2018
E.g., 03/2018

A Cooperative Approach to Renewing East Kentucky

This article, written by KFTC members Randy Wilson and Sara Pennington, describes a vision for how Kentucky's rural electric cooperatives could help drive job creation, energy savings, and renewable energy production across eastern and central Kentucky.

Clean Water Protection Act

The Clean Water Protection Act would redefine fill material to not include waste.

Transition Culture Website

This website features articles, stories and resources about people all over the world working to create more resilient and sustainable communities.

Essays about Appalachian Transition

This website lists more than a dozen essays from regional writers, thinkers and doers about what is needed and what is possible to begin the process of a just economic transition in the mountains.

Making Connections Website

This website is a project of Appalshop, a media and cultural center based in Whitesburg, Kentucky. It features audio, video, and print profiles of innovative people and places in Central Appalachia that are helping to lead the way for economic transition in the mountains.

Appalachian Transition Website

This website is a joint project of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) and Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. It contains useful analysis, resources, case studies and examples about the opportunity and need for a just economic transition in Appalachia.

Mountaintop Mining Consequences

This is a brief and comprehensive review of many scientific studies describing the environmental and health consequences of mountaintop coal mining in Central Appalachia.

Kentucky's Clean Energy Momentum

Gives information about clean energy success stories in Kentucky and describes how a large pool of grant money that went to counties for clean energy work was used.

The Solar Industry in Kentucky: A Brief Review

Gives an overview of current solar business and manufacuring in the state as well as a review of the potential in this area.

Full Cost Accounting for the Life Cycle of Coal

This study estimates that the mining, transporting and burning of coal results in $75 billion annually in public health costs in Appalachian communities, with a majority of those impacts resulting from increased health care costs, injury, and death.