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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 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Workshop - Putting a price on carbon and investing in equitable solutions

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In this workshop, we’ll examine Kentucky’s options for putting a price on carbon pollution and equitably investing the funds in solutions that support a just transition to a clean energy economy. We’ll look at the cap-and-trade approach that is baked into the Clean Power Plan, as well as other policy options. We’ll consider lessons from other states. And we’ll discuss key choices that Kentucky can make to ensure that whatever plan we put in place is just and equitable, achieves meaningful pollution reductions, and invests in solutions that benefit all our communities. 

Speakers
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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.
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Holmes Hummel

Executive Director, Clean Energy Works
Holmes is the founder of Clean Energy Works, which advances equity and opportunity through inclusive financing solutions for local clean energy resources. In that capacity, Holmes serves as an advisor to a host of organizations working on place-based initiatives, including investment... Read More →



Saturday October 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
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