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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.

Click here to register to attend! 

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Saturday, October 1 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Workshop - Risky Business: Not all energy options are created equal

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The Clean Power Plan asks states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the electric power sector, and gives them flexibility to figure out how to get it done. But many energy sources that are sometimes considered low-carbon are actually loaded down with risks to our health, environment, climate and wallets.  In this workshop we’ll explore risks associated with natural gas, biomass, waste incineration or nuclear energy. And we’ll consider what’s needed to prioritize solutions that are cleaner, safer, and pose lower financial risks to ratepayers.


Moderators
avatar for Cara Cooper

Cara Cooper

KY Student Environmental Coalition
Cara has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Florida International University and has been involved in the environmental movement since 2008. She served two years on the National Sierra Student Coalition’s Executive Committee (2012-2013) as the trainings liaison where... Read More →

Speakers
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Sarah Lynn Cunningham

Board Chair, Kentucky Conservation Committee
Sarah Lynn Cunningham is the director of the Louisville Climate Action Network and chair of the board of the Kentucky Conservation Committee. She is a licensed, professional environmental engineer, and an environmental educator.  She holds two interdisciplinary degrees from the... Read More →
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Ahmina Maxey

Campaigns and Membership Coordinator (US and Canada), Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)
Ahmina Maxey is the US & Canada Campaigns & Membership Coordinator with the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA). She has worked tirelessly for environmental justice in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan, fighting to protect the health and environment of her community... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Breakout Space #4 Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

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