Resources & Publications

E.g., 10/2017
E.g., 10/2017

Clean Energy Opportunity Act handout

This is a handout about the Clean Energy Opportunity act, legislation that would promote jobs, energy efficiency, and renewable energy in Kentucky.

Pulp Fiction Part 3: Burning wood may play a big role in EPA rule

As the world tries to shift away from fossil fuels, the energy industry is turning to what seems to be an endless supply of renewable energy: wood. In England and across Europe, wood has become the renewable of choice, with forests — many of them in the U.S. — being razed to help feed surging demand.

Pulp Fiction Part 2: American trees are electrifying Europe

As the world tries to shift away from fossil fuels, the energy industry is turning to what seems to be an endless supply of renewable energy: wood. In England and across Europe, wood has become the renewable of choice, with forests — many of them in the U.S. — being razed to help feed surging demand.

Pulp Fiction Part 1: The European error that is warming the planet

As the world tries to shift away from fossil fuels, the energy industry is turning to what seems to be an endless supply of renewable energy: wood. In England and across Europe, wood has become the renewable of choice, with forests — many of them in the U.S. — being razed to help feed surging demand.

Empower Kentucky launch webinar

Watch a recording of the press conference/webinar we hosted to announce the launch of our new Empower Kentucky campaign.

Labor and the Clean Power Plan

This Sierra Club article provides a good overview of issues and opportunities related to job creation and displacement (and the need to ensure that new jobs are good jobs) in the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Environmental Justice and the Clean Power Plan

This Sierra Club article provides a good overview of many important environmental justice issues related to the design and implemetation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Health disparities, race and asthma

This study looked at the prevalence of asthma across different racial groups in the US, and how those trends have changed over time. It confirms that African Americans are more likely to have asthma than white people in the US, while Hispanics have lower asthma rates than whites.

Competitiveness of Renewables and Efficiency in US Markets, 2015

This report critiques official US government estimates of the costs and growth potential for renewable energy and energy efficiency. It makes the case that renewable energy and energy efficiency are competitive resources in today's marketplace that can provide cost-effective ways for states to comply with the EPA's Clean Power Plan. 

The EPA's Clean Power Plan, Jobs, and Labor

This report summarizes an analysis of the impact on US jobs of the EPA's draft clean power plan, and describes ways organized labor (and allies) can work to shape state implementation plans in ways that advance job growth, protection for displaced workers, environmental justice and climate protection objectives.