Renew East Kentucky blog

Monday: Ask Hal why he's against protecting miners from Black Lung

July 27, 2012

Congressman Hal Rogers is a guest on WYMT's "Issues and Answers" on Monday, July 30, and Kentuckians are invited to submit their questions.

Indiana Solar Trainings in August

July 18, 2012

Prepared by KFTC member Amanda Fuller

Solar energy put to work on Hart County farms

July 16, 2012

“If anyone tells you solar energy doesn’t work in Kentucky, they are wrong. It’s all about a balance of what you use and what you produce,” says Sam Avery.

And he has the proof. His farmhouse in Upton, Kentucky touts several solar features, including a water heater, thermal heating system and rooftop photovoltaic panels.

American Electric Power sees the light

May 29, 2012


American Electric Power made big news today about what to do with its Big Sandy coal-burning power plant located in Louisa, Kentucky. 

This morning, the New York Times published a front page article about the debate over the future of that plant. By late this afternoon, AEP announced that it will scrap plans to sink about $1 billion into the pollution control equipment necessary to keep operating that plant.

Clean Energy Collaborative Passes First Recommendations

February 2, 2012

EKPC Clean Energy Collaborative Meeting -- January 31, 2012

As part of our work around clean energy and transition, KFTC participates in a Clean Energy Collaborative that held its first meeting of the new year on January 31 in Richmond.

The collaborative was formed in 2010 when KFTC and allies succeeded in convincing East Kentucky Power Cooperative to abandon plans for a new coal-burning power plant in Central Kentucky. In addition to KFTC and EKPC, the collaborative includes other public interest groups, the Attorney General's office, and all 16 of EKPC's distribution co-ops. The group has a two-year charge to study renewable energy and energy efficiency options and present proposals to EKPC.