The Just Transition Fund's Blueprint for Transition is a comprehensive online resource to help coal communities and local leaders create an equitable, sustainable, and inclusive future. It includes information and resources for community-based nonprofits and municipal leaders in places where a coal asset has closed or is closing.
Developing a plan is one of the most important steps a community can take toward a just transition. Learn where to start when building your plan with the tools below.
Learn about the various policies that exist to help states and communities address the impacts of coal plant and mine closures while maintaining a just and strong economy.
Across the country, many communities have started planning for what comes next after a plant or mine closure. Learn what other communities are doing in these examples of the Blueprint for Transition in action.
Planning is everything. Becker, Minnesota started their planning process seven years before the first of three generating units was to be shuttered. By planning early, being inclusive and thinking creatively, Becker has begun attracting new businesses to their community to help offset the impact of future plant closures.
Mingo County, WV was a hub of activity in its coal heyday. As the energy industry shifts away from coal, Mingo County now has thousands of acres of former coal plant and mine sites. Through persistence and partnership, Mingo County is planning for and building a new and diverse economy through the redevelopment of former coal related properties.