President Biden Creates Working Group to Support Coal Community Transition
The new working group includes representatives from key federal agencies and will make recommendations to promote economic revitalization in America’s coal communities.
National Economic Transition Coalition Asks Biden to Address Coal Community Needs
Last month, 13 organizations—including the Just Transition Fund and community organizations across the country—outlined the need for a federal coordinating entity and greater funding for transition programs.
How West Virginia Could Become A Model for Renewal Across the Country
With political attention focused on West Virginia, community leaders and national development experts think the state provides a model for how the federal government can promote rural prosperity through investment in broadband, local amenities, and other strategies.
Ohio’s Power Plant Communities Reckon With Coal’s Decline
The state’s plant workers, residents, and local leaders seek new sources of livelihood while reflecting on coal’s complex legacy for their communities.
Opinion: This Town Powered America for Decades. What Do We Owe Them?
“What will happen to Gillette -- and other fossil fuel towns -- as the coal industry recedes and clean-energy goals are realized? And what difference could the Biden administration or Congress make for a dying town built on coal?”
Colorado’s Office of Just Transition Explores Funding Options
In its final action plan, the Office sees the need for both public and private funding to support communities’ transition across the state.
A Local Leader’s Fight to Ensure A Just Transition for the Navajo Nation
Nicole Horseherder, Executive Director of Tó Nizhóní Ání, shares her story of helping Navajo communities build a more equitable economy in the wake of recent coal closures.
Retired German Coal Plant To Become New Hydrogen Hub
After closing the plant in 2020, Vattenfall AB will repurpose the plant for large-scale hydrogen production using wind energy.
NET Partners Urge Biden Administration to Set Up White House Office of Economic Transition Now
With President Joe Biden officially taking power yesterday, a number of National Economic Transition coalition partners are urging the Biden-Harris Administration to take quick action to address the crises facing coal communities from Navajo Nation to Appalachia and beyond.