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The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

This report describes why communities that bought shares of the new Prairie State coal project face higher than projected initial costs and significant economic risks for the future. 

How To Have an Impact on Your Rural Electric Cooperative

Western Organization of Resource Councils

A four-page booklet on the background of rural electric cooperatives, tips for getting involved, and co-op role models. The information is not specific to Kentucky, but is a good general resource for getting involved in your rural electric co-op.

Clean Energy Collaborative Charter

East Kentucky Power, KFTC, et al

Ky REPS goals graphic

Mountain Association For Community Economic Development

Two graphics that show the proposed ramp-up in renewable energy and energy efficiency through 2022 under the 2012 Clean Energy Opportunity Act.

Promoting Long Term Investment in Appalachian Kentucky, 2012

Mountain Association For Community Economic Development

This report, published by MACED, describes a proposal to create a permanent fund with coal severance tax resources in order to support long-term investments in economic diversification and transition.

The Impact of Coal on Kentucky's State Budget, 2009

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development

This report, published by the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, compares the amount of state revenues directly and indirectly generated by the coal industry with the level of state spending on the coal industry, through tax breaks, subsidies, and other direct expenses.

A Cooperative Approach to Renewing East Kentucky

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth / Sara Pennington and Randy Wilson

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.

Transition Culture Website

Transition Town Network / Rob Hopkins

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

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development

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

Appalshop

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.

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