Opinion: Coal Miners Helped Shape America’s Labor Landscape. Their Industry is Fading, but that History is Worth Remembering.
“Their sweat and blood provided the ‘black gold’ that built this country’s industrial base and paved the way for many of the benefits Americans now take for granted such as an eight-hour workday, health insurance, safer workplaces and pensions for those who are still lucky enough to get them.”
The Debate Over Carbon Capture in a New Mexico City
While proponents cite local coal job retention, others are skeptical of high costs and impacts on nearby people and environments.
Germany’s Lessons for the U.S. Coal Transition
Despite challenges of its own, the country’s approach to phasing out coal is a useful guide to how the United States can ensure a just transition for workers and communities.
Opinion: A Fair and Responsible Transition to Clean Energy
“The question is whether we watch passively from the sidelines or try to direct this once-in-a-lifetime transition in ways that are efficient for energy producers, affordable for energy consumers, fair for workers, and sustainable in our use of earth’s resources.”
Former Coal-Mining Town in Appalachian Ohio Seeks to Reinvent Itself
Drawing on local strengths, the town of Shawnee is combining outdoor recreation and downtown revitalization to create economic opportunity.
Brandon Dennison Shares His Perspective On an Equitable Economic Transition for Coal Communities
“Those most affected by coal’s collapse don’t have to be collateral damage in the transition to renewable energy; we can be the leaders of an entirely new and better economy. In fact, I believe Appalachians have the exact skills our country will need to remain globally competitive in this new, more sustainable economy.”
Anthony Flaccavento Applies Lessons from the Tobacco Transition to the Coal Transition
For Flaccavento, the National Economic Transition platform provides the investment needed for Appalachian communities to navigate a second economic transition.
Montana Coal Production Declined 21% Over the Past Year
Industry experts say that lower energy demand, spurred by the pandemic, is responsible for the decline.
Editorial: A Better Idea for Virginia’s Controversial Coal Tax Credits
“Coal companies won’t like this idea — they’ll want to keep those tax credits. But why should Southwest Virginia tie its fate to an industry that has clearly not made the region wealthy when there’s an opportunity to create an entirely new economy?”