The Cultural Aspect of Coal Transition
As communities navigate coal’s decline, local leaders see a need to combine cultural change with economic development in order to build long-term prosperity.
Opinion: Infrastructure can help unite urban and rural frontline communities
Underserved residents, whether in cities or remote regions, should build bridges and stand together.
Lack of Rural Infrastructure Could Inhibit Transition Efforts
A panel of NGOs views a lack of infrastructure investment, especially in broadband, as a barrier to creating economic opportunity in coal-impacted areas.
White House Working Group Releases Initial Report on Impacted Coal Communities
Developed by President Biden’s new Interagency Working Group, the report identifies 25 priority communities, lists federal programs that communities can leverage, and includes recommendations for addressing transition challenges.
The Intersection of Just Transition and Environmental Justice
A former coal miner in Kentucky and a reverend in South Carolina find common cause in their efforts to build a green economy.
Report: Billions Needed to Support Coal Workers
A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Utility Workers Union of America estimates that coal workers need $33 billion to $83 billion in wage replacement, job training, and other types of support.
Germany’s Energy Transition Lessons for the United States
The country’s proactive approach to energy transition, including tens of billions in funding for coal-impacted regions, parallels the policy vision of U.S. transition advocates.
Opinion: American Jobs Plan Offers Welcome Focus on Rural Communities
“It’s clear the American Jobs Plan is a strong opening bid—and the details of how the money is invested and which pieces are prioritized will determine the long-term outcomes and impacts.”
Opinion: Colorado Stimulus Supports Transitioning Coal Communities
“For Colorado’s coal communities and workers, ensuring that the workers who have powered our grid for generations are taken care of as we transition from fossil fuels to clean energy isn’t just a goal — it’s an absolute necessity to keep families afloat.”