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Kentuckians have made it clear that we want an energy future that supports jobs, health, equity and climate – and we have great ideas for how to bring that about. The Empower Kentucky Summit will be largest gathering ever of a diverse set of Kentuckians figuring out what it will take to bring about Kentucky’s Bright Energy Future. 

For the past year we’ve been listening to the ideas, hopes and needs of Kentuckians, learning from what other states have done, and tapping into technological and economic expertise to put together a draft plan for what’s possible, what it will take and why it matters for Kentucky to make a just transition to a clean energy economy 

If you’re interested in being part of a well-informed, creative, visionary, justice-oriented conversation about building the agenda for Kentucky’s energy future, join us September 30 – October 1 in Louisville.

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Saturday, October 1 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Workshop - Shaping a just transition

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In this session we will explore diverse perspectives about what it means to shape a Just Transition to a clean energy economy – and why it matters. We’ll discuss some of the challenges facing workers and communities on the frontlines of climate disruption and our changing energy system. And we'll share examples of promising transition approaches and strategies. Together we’ll consider what's needed to to advance a Just Transition in Kentucky and for other affected communities and workers.

 


Moderators
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Lisa Abbott

Empower Kentucky Organizer, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Lisa Abbott is an experienced community organizer with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Her current focus is coordinating KFTC's Empower Kentucky project and building grassroots power to advance a just transition to a clean energy economy in Kentucky.

Speakers
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Eric Dixon

Coordinator of Policy and Community Engagement, Appalachian Citizens' Law Center
Eric served as an Appalachian Transition Fellow at Appalachian Citizens' Law Center in the fellowship program’s inaugural 2014-15 year and joined ACLC’s staff in June 2015. Eric coordinates ACLC’s policy analysis and engagement efforts, particularly around abandoned mine land... Read More →
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Michael Leon Guerrero

Executive Director, Labor Network for Sustainability
Michael Leon Guerrero has recently been appointed Executive Director of the Labor Network for Sustainability (LNS). Previously, he served as the National Coordinator of the Climate Justice Alliance. Michael brings 30 years of community organizing and alliance building experience... Read More →
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Rebecca Peek

Masters Student and former SEIU organizer
Rebecca is a women and gender master's student at the University of Louisville and a former union organizer for the Service Employees International Union/ National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (SEIU/ NCFO).  During her time with the union, she focused on organizing non-union... Read More →
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Mick Power

Membership and Campaign Coordinator, US Climate Action Network
Mick is the Membership and Campaign Coordinator at the US Climate Action Network, where he works with USCAN's 150+ member organizations who are fighting climate injustice around the country. His background is in the climate movement in Australia, where he worked as an advocate with... Read More →



Saturday October 1, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Breakout Space #1 Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
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  • Links to related studies https://www.bluegreenalliance.org/resources/managing-the-employment-impact-of-energy-transition-in-pennsylvania-coal-country/ and http://www.labor4sustainability.org/uncategorized/just-transition-just-what-is-it/