Did you know that last year the Louisville Metro Council passed a resolution to move the city’s operations to 100% clean energy by 2030? Nope, I didn't either.
And, did you know that the resolution also set a goal of 100% clean energy for the entire Louisville community by 2040? Nope, me neither.
Obviously, in the midst of COVID and an election year, this bold resolution didn't get a lot of press.
But there's a local group that is working to not only get the word out, but to also hold the city to its word – AND to spread this commitment to the entire state.
That group is the Renewable Energy Alliance of Louisville, or REAL for short. They've been speaking at Metro Council meetings, and reaching out to state leges as well. And now YOU can be part of the work.
They are holding a virtual conference on Saturday, September 18, from 7-8:30 PM. The conference is called "REAL Good News," and is co-sponsored by Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light and the Christian Action group of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
During the conference, speakers will describe continuing appearances before the Metro Council and how you can be a part of supporting the renewable energy goals. Other speakers will focus on how solar energy can be part of Louisville’s renewable energy solution, and how Louisvillians can influence Kentucky state government to support clean energy. There will also be music from Louisville performer John Gage.
PS – Forward Kentucky is going to attend the conference. Join us there!