Op-ed: Counting the many ways power companies can repay their obligations
“Utilities that have exploited our resources for half a century owe us economic support to transition,” writes the author, a Navajo activist and a champion of reinvestment. “Fortunately, opportunities exist.”
2020 will be another devasting year for U.S. coal
The U.S. Energy Information Administration sees coal production plummeting by 29 percent this year over last year, a trend driven by market and one that is most likely irreversible.
More pain in Wyoming
Layoffs and bankruptcies lay bare the price of overreliance on a rapidly fading industry: “Losses in coal country have steep consequences for the state — exacerbating unemployment and accelerating revenue shortfalls.”
Op-ed: The push to save Kentucky coal has failed
“Coal is simply a noncompetitive commodity in today’s marketplace, and Washington politicians can do next to nothing to change that fact,” writes an emeritus professor at the University of Kentucky.
EU to deploy online platform to distribute billions in transition dollars
Designed for “tailor-made support to regions that will be most affected,” the Just Transition Mechanism is being built with localities in mind and with $50 billion in reinvestment awaiting deployment.
A template for just transition in the U.S.
Aiming to encourage grass-roots initiatives in coalfield communities across the board, the National Economic Transition platform emphasizes investment from Appalachia to the Western U.S. in infrastructure, energy production, and healthcare.
Editorial: Reinvest now in sustainable industries
As the fast-moving transition from coal proceeds, “Our elected leaders must recognize that this industry is in decline and be proactive in building a future for these workers and communities.”
Coal Community leaders launch national platform to rebuild coal communities amid economic decline
A diverse coalition of leaders in coal communities nationwide have banded together to take on one of the most pressing challenges facing Wyoming and fellow coal-producing regions: how to adapt to the downturn in the coal sector and build new economies.
A Call for Massive Reinvestment Aims to Reverse Coal Country’s Rapid Decline
The plan targets devastated communities from Virginia to Arizona. “There is a debt to be paid,” said one proponent.