This project focuses on empowering communities with research on clean energy and efficiency options, outreach and monitoring of current landscape for dirtier fossil fuel options.
Project Goal: We are working with the public at large and organizational partners to build support for cleaner and more efficient energy options in communities throughout the Commonwealth, focusing on:
- The importance of diversifying Kentucky’s energy portfolio and how it relates to impacted communities.
- Public health implications relating to dirty energy vs. clean energy and efficiency, including impacts on air, water and land.
- Continual assessment of the existing landscape in Kentucky for identifying strategic opportunities for real change at the community level.
White paper: “The Potential Rate Impacts of Net Metering for KU/LG&E” Analysis of KU/LG&E Data Shows Net Metering Has Negligible Impact on Electric Rates By Andy McDonald, Director of Sustainable Systems Programs, Earth Tools, Inc., February, 2017. Download HERE.
Envision Franklin County
Citizens with Envision Franklin County are working with the Kentucky Conservation Foundation, who is providing research to inform Franklin County citizens of their future energy choices. The research for this project is part of KCF’s Clean and Sustainable Energy for Communities Project.
- Report: Frankfort’s Energy Future
- EnVision Assessment of Frankfort’s Power Contract
- Synapse Energy Assessment of Frankfort’s Power Options
- Envision Power Concerns
- Webinar on Municipal Energy Options
- “Grassroots Energy Sparks Deeper Scrutiny of Power Deal,” Lex. Herald Leader, Dec. 2, 2016
- “Frankfort Plant Board Power Contract Risky,” Frankfort State Journal, Nov. 8, 2016
- “EnvisionFranklinCounty Review of Frankfort Plant Board Power Contract Hits Roadblock,” Frankfort State Journal, Oct. 20, 2016
- “EnvisionFranklinCounty Raises Funds to Analyze FPB Contract,” Frankfort State Journal, October 7, 2016
- “Citizens Group EnvisionFranklinCounty Hires Consultant on FPB Contract,” Frankfort State Journal, Sept. 23, 2016