just transition fund Blog
From the Front Lines
Building the Path to Expanding Broadband Access in Coal Communities
The Just Transition Fund’s Max Shipman recently talked to Natalie Roper, Executive Director of Generation West Virginia, about the exciting work her team is doing to help close the digital divide in t
Getting Started on a Just Transition: A Blueprint for Communities
The first section of the Blueprint, Get Started, is an online resource for communities just starting to think about their transition planning efforts.
Two Nations Moving Toward a Just Transition Together
On January 7, 2020, a historic meeting happened between the Crow and the Northern Cheyenne Tribes in Montana to discuss how the communities can work together to improve their economies.
Building Jobs and Opportunity in the Mountain State
It’s easy to get sucked into the national story about West Virginia. Major media outlets simplify the narrative, focusing on our state’s challenges, but the reality is more complex than any headline.
Beyond Coal: Illinois is Just Getting Started
Lisa Merrifield, University of Illinois Extension, explores Illinois’ energy future and the potential beyond coal.
The Importance of Having Workers at the Table
Jessica Eckdish of the BlueGreen Alliance discusses the importance of preserving coal-dependent communities while addressing climate change.
Work in a Changing Economy
Anna Fife of the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative looks at challenges facing American workers due to the changing nature of work, and how these trends are applicable to coal communities.
Coal Economies of Montana and Wyoming Are at Growing Risk
Karl Cates breaks down a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) on coal production in the Power River Basin.
Local Food - Global Change - Just Transition
Pete Kolbenschlag highlights the work of the Colorado Farm and Food Alliance and reflects on transition efforts ranging from agriculture, recreation, and solar in Colorado's North Fork valley.
Coalition of Utility Cities Impact Study in Minnesota
Cindy Winland reflects on a recent meeting she attended in Minneapolis, and the role of the Coalition of Utility Cities impact study in Minnesota.
New Energy Economy
In Support of a Bright, Clean Energy Future in Western NY
Heidi Binko discusses the importance of fair wages in a just and equitable new energy economy, and the recent launch of an important campaign in Western New York.