Minnesota Communities Prepare for the End of Coal-Powered Generation
Local officials and nonprofits are exploring solutions to the economic impacts of future coal plant closures
Report Finds High Job Creation Potential for Reclaiming the West’s Coal Mines
The Western Organization of Resource Councils estimates that coal mine reclamation “could generate approximately 4,893 to 9,786 job-years” across four western states.
Op-ed: Utilities Must Commit to Invest in Communities in Move from Coal
"The rapidly changing energy landscape makes it critical for the burdens of fossil fuel workers and communities to be assessed in all utility planning, so that we aren’t left behind, once again."
Miners in Wyoming Furloughed as COVID-19 Accelerates Coal Sector Decline
As coal demand plummets, all miners at Buckskin mine are out of work following 60 earlier furloughs in March.
New Research Series Analyzes Energy Transition Policy Options
The Environmental Defense Fund and Resources for the Future are collaborating on an extensive research project to assess existing policy proposals that address the needs of fossil fuel workers and communities during the energy transition.
“Reclaiming and Growing Wyoming’s Future" with Transition Planning Resources
The Powder River Basin Resource Council launched a four-part webinar series during the COVID-19 pandemic to help communities in Wyoming and beyond prepare for the ongoing transition from coal.
Making Tough Decisions in New Mexico During the Transition to Renewables
As the state moves to 100% renewable energy, communities that relied on coal facilities for jobs and economic growth are pushing for equity in emerging clean energy opportunities.
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.