$8.6 plant shutdown settlement in Illinois will support reinvestment
As coal-fired plants continue to close, the retirement of one—E.D. Edwards—will include a community transition package from Vistra Energy that suggests a model for similar situations elsewhere.
Federal mine cleanup fund, falling further behind, requires replenishment
Champions of coalfield communities are arguing for more aggressive enforcement of an industry-financed program that has $10.1 billion in cleanup responsibilities but is enormously under-capitalized.
Navajo government backs away from Powder River Basin coal acquisition
Navajo Nation leaders terminated indemnification agreements that are seen as important to the viability of a tribally-owned company buying the Montana and Wyoming mine assets of bankrupt Cloud Peak Energy.
Commentary: Murray Energy bankruptcy raises the transition stakes
“The challenge is to ensure that these policies nurture programs and institutions with lasting effects, rather than merely offering short-term band-aids.”
The only new U.S. coal plant on the drawing board is ‘on the ropes’ already
The proposed Holcomb 2 plant symbolizes a fading industry. Kansas regulators have told developers either to start building it or drop the idea and move on.
Military veteran: Wind-turbine careers offer growth and stability
“This is an industry where we can thrive because we are accustomed to mission-focused work, working together as a team and making good decisions under stress.”
What Germany is doing is what West Virginia could do too
“Whether and how Brandenburg can bridge the divide between Feldheim and Spremberg could hold lessons for other coal-dependent parts of the world struggling with similar transitions, from Appalachia to Poland.”
Analysis: Shift from coal-fired generation is intensifying
Eleven coal companies have filed for bankruptcy in the past two years as utilities change their business models. State data—even from Kentucky and West Virginia—shows coal-consumption declines accelerating.
Momentum signals more change in Colorado
Rich in renewable resources and governed now by a modernization-minded regime, “no state is better positioned to accelerate a transition to clean energy.”