German national program will put US$15 billion into local coal-transition investments
"The regions can use the financial support to boost the economy in a wide range of areas, such as business-related infrastructure, improving public transport, broadband infrastructure, environmental protection and landscape management.”
Harnessing modern energy gains to curb Chicago gentrification
Two entrepreneurs are developing a housing complex that will rely on cheap rooftop solar power and include strict energy-efficiency standards to keep rents affordable for lower-income tenants.
‘Sympathy but nothing else’ for sick coal cleanup workers in Tennessee
“TVA’s nine-member board offered sympathy Wednesday, but nothing else.” More than 400 workers were poisoned by coal-ash cleanup work, according to court records.
Trump administration has not been kind to coal miners
As coal industry executives thrive—and as the president raises millions of campaign dollars in states like West Virginia—the Trump administration had done little to alleviate the plight of miners.
Op-Ed: Windfarms are financing small-town economies
“Wind energy has been and will continue to be a boon for rural America, providing financial incentives for family farms, broadening tax bases to support stronger communities, and creating jobs for hardworking Americans.”
Commentary: Little hope in long-shot retrofit of New Mexico coal plant
A deal geared mainly to see that an outside company is approved for a $5.8 million research grant has the city of Farmington taking on credit-rating and reputational risk
600 recently furloughed miners in Wyoming may never be called back to work
As the bankruptcy clock ticks down, Blackjewel may permanently cease operations at Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr, leaving new owners to segue into mine reclamation instead.
Commentary: A common-ground opening for coal miners and environmentalists
“In the environmental and economic turmoil of the current moment, climate activists have an opportunity to build genuine solidarity with fossil-fuel workers like those on the tracks in Harlan County.”
Kentucky moves to tighten miner protections against bounced payroll checks
Lawmakers are drafting legislation to enforce a statute that requires coal companies to post payroll bonds “to make sure our miners don’t get screwed over.”