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.
Coalition Outlines Key Trends and Challenges in Appalachian Mine Reclamation
In a new report, the Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition highlights current issues, such as bonding, facing the reclamation sector and highlights the coalition’s own innovative reclamation projects.
Report: Dominion Energy Must Start Planning Now for Coal Plant Transition
A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis highlights the local economic risks of abrupt closure of the utility’s power plant in Wise County, Virginia.
Xcel Energy Announces Accelerated Closure of Hayden Station in Colorado
The coal-fired power plant, which employs 75 people, will fully close in 2028. Previously, the plant was expected to close in 2036.
Edelen Renewables Moves Forward with Solar Farm on Reclaimed Coal Mine in Kentucky
If successful, the 200-megawatt project would create 300 jobs and $300,000 in capital investment annually.