Opinion: A Future in Clean Energy Transition
Leaders from the United Mine Workers of America and next-gen battery manufacturer SPARKZ discuss a new economic development partnership in West Virginia.
How Coal Mining and Years of Neglect Left Kentucky Towns at the Mercy of Flooding
The region, one of the poorest in the country, is full of modest, unprotected homes and decaying infrastructure. Some residents say they won’t return.
Coal communities are changing, so a project is capturing residents’ stories
An Ohio State team has interviewed miners, power plant employees, and community members.
Share Biden-Harris Administration Releases Final Guidance on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Abandoned Mine Land Grant Program
The Biden-Harris administration recently released final guidance for eligible states and the Navajo Nation on how to apply for the first $725 million in funding available for reclaiming abandoned mine lands (AMLs).
New Report Released on the POWER Initiative & its Impact on Coal Communities
This report examines implementation of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative (2015–2020), established by the Obama administration to assist communities hurt by declines in coal mining and coal-fired electricity generation. It examines the distribution of POWER funds by state, county, project type, and career sectors.
Navajo residents seek 'just and equitable' help after closure of power plant, coal mine
The Navajo Nation and Arizona Public Service established a Just Transition agreement to provide money for the Navajo Nation over 10 years to help address the effects of the closure of power plants. Key aspects of the agreement are now subject to approval by the corporation commission.
Solar, storage projects set to bring jobs, tax revenue to Illinois coal communities
A recent state procurement formalizes plans to put solar and storage on the site of several retired coal plants. The owners will receive grants and higher-value renewable energy credits to finance the projects.
Quitting Oil Income Is Hard, Even for States That Want Climate Action
Dozens of state and local budgets depend heavily on tax revenue from oil, gas and coal to fund schools, hospitals and more. Replacing that money is turning out to be a major challenge in the fight against climate change.
Supreme Court ruling not a clear win for Wyoming coal
The decision limits the EPA’s authority over greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies, but doesn’t protect Wyoming from other states’ policies to kick coal.