As Kentuckians,
we’ve got the power.

No matter where we live, how much money we have, or the color of our skin, we all deserve affordable and reliable energy, healthy communities, and good jobs. We can act now to hold coal and utility corporations accountable for the damage they have done, win clean  energy that’s in our hands, and build a better future for Kentucky.

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We've got the power to

demand affordable energy

Kentucky can generate the energy we need to power all our homes safely and cheaply. Our electric bills are too high, with unreliable service, coming from unsafe sources.

Live in Safe communities

Folks should be able to live where they want and feel safe. Toxic gas plants threaten communities with risks like fire and explosions.

get and stay healthy

We all deserve clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. People that live near gas plants or mining sites, which are most often located in working class and communities of color, face greater illness, like asthma, heart problems, and early death.

Create good, sustainable jobs

We all want to provide for our families and leave our state better for future generations. We can do both by investing in energy efficiency, solar, and energy storage.

Put Your Power to work

As Kentuckians, we’ve got the power. It’s up to us to seize this moment and demand a clean energy future, one that works for all Kentuckians.

Stay in the know during the Kentucky legislative session!

Follow our bill tracker to stay informed, engage with legislators, and shape policy decisions. 

Find your energy supplier
and learn more ways to take action today!

Louisville Gas and Electric / Kentucky Utilities Customers

You made a difference! With hundreds of public comments to the Public Service Commission (PSC), they said no to some of the worst parts of LG&E/KU’s proposal to build risky gas plants. One proposed gas plant was denied and the other was deferred – meaning we can push LG&E/KU to get serious about funding energy efficiency and clean energy instead of locking us into fossil fuel generation..

We’ve got the power to live in safe communities with affordable utility bills. Learn more from our friends at Kentuckians For Energy Democracy and use their tool to submit a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper about what the PSC decision means for you and what you want to see from LG&E/KU moving forward.

Eastern Kentucky Rural Electric Co-op Customers

You made a difference! Kentucky Power proposed an 18% bill hike to the Public Service Commission (PSC). But EKY can’t afford it, and you spoke out by the hundreds. That’s why Kentucky Power filed a new agreement with the PSC to cap the rate increase at no more than 11%, extend due dates for customers, protect Kentuckians from dangerous disconnection when the temperatures are too hot or too cold, and more than double its contribution to its residential assistance program.

The PSC still has the final decision, and we can keep pushing Kentucky Power to fund safe, affordable, and reliable energy. So continue to submit comments!

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Big Rivers Electric Customers

Big Rivers Electric Corporation, which serves part of western Kentucky, has proposed a plan to retire some of its coal-generating plants and add a small amount of solar energy. But their plan also includes new, risky natural gas plants that would lock Kentuckians into at least another decade of fossil fuels.

We’ve got the power to win affordable and reliable energy, healthy communities, and good jobs. That’s why we’re intervening in Big Rivers’s plan. And it’s why we need to hear from you!

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In The News

Letter to the Editor from KFTC Member Donna George

The Big Sandy News, November 15, 2023

About KFTC

KFTC is a grassroots organization of thousands of members across Kentucky. We work together to impact a broad range of issues, including energy and the environment, economic justice, racial justice, and voting rights.

Kentucky Energy Survey

This survey should take about 10 min to complete. Your survey responses are confidential and your name will not be associated with your response. This information will be used to understand what issues matter to Kentuckians. Thank you for your time!

KFTC’s own Donna George had a Letter to the Editor of the Big Sandy News published on November 8, 2023.

You can find it on their website, or read it in its entirety here.

Dear Editor:

I’ve lived in Louisa for 39 years and have experienced nothing but constant increases in my electricity bill from Kentucky Power.

They are proposing yet another ‘rate hike’ that would increase my energy bill 18%. This hike is not something 1, or the other 160,000 eastern Kentuckians they serve, can afford. This case is currently sitting before the Kentucky Public Service Commission, alongside a 15-year plan Kentucky Power is concocting that lays out their plans for the future. If the past is any indication of the future, rate decreases aren’t on the table.

My husband and I, like many of our neighbors, are on fixed incomes. We’re hard-working people, who are doing all we can to keep our heads above water. These energy bill price gouges are the last thing we need, and we know Kentucky Power can do better by building a plan that doesn’t continue to grind us into the mud. Don’t make us pay for a company’s poor choices!

We need Kentucky Power to find ways to invest in the communities they serve without having us foot some of the highest energy bills in the state. We need warm homes, affordable energy, and a cleaner environment, not higher electricity bills.

Sincerely,

Donna George Louisa