2018 Annual Convening Resources


Future of Work Fact Sheet
Aspen Institute

Congress Must Ensure Coal Companies Pay Their Fair Share to Provide Black Lung Benefits to Miners
Black Lung Trust Fund

Story Based Strategy—Communication 101 Fact Sheet
Center for Story-Based Strategy

Diablo Canyon Final Proposed Settlement for Plant Retirement
Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Friends of the Earth, Natural Resource Defense Council, Environment California, IBEW Local 1245, Coalition of California Utility Employees

Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation Program Guidelines
New York State Urban Development Corporation

MACED Economic Transition Models
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development

Rural Economic Development Fact Sheet
North Carolina Electric Cooperatives

Rural Electric Cooperatives at a Glance
North Carolina Electric Cooperatives

Transition Plan for Navajo Generating Station: Testimony of Nicole Horseherder before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
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We Urgently Need to Find a Replacement for King Coal’s Jobs
Coalfield Development

Ohio’s Largest Solar Energy Program Will Bring Economic Development and Low Cost Energy to the Region
Rural Action

A Hidden Getaway at Big Hogan: One Woman’s Dream for a Cultural Tourism Hub on the Navajo Nation
Grand Canyon Trust

Cultivating Rural Talent Through Apprenticeship
New America

Black Lung Disease Comes Storming Back in Coal Country
New York Times

Rising from the Ashes, a Buffalo Suburb Ends its Dependence on Coal
GRIST Magazine

Seven Best Practices for Creating Rural Economic Vitality
Rural Development Initiatives

The Future of Coal Country: A Local Environmental Activist Fights to Prepare Her Community for Life Beyond Mining
New Yorker Magazine & Center for Coalfield Justice

Thousands are Leaving West Virginia; One Program is Trying to Keep Them Here
West Virginia Public Broadcasting & Generation West Virginia

New Tech Program Launched in Huntington
The Herald Dispatch—Huntington, West Virginia


Advancing a Just Transition—Building Power and Opportunity Across Movements
Tony Skrelunas • Grand Canyon Trust

Big Picture Trends: The Future of Work
Anna Fife • The Aspen Institute

Coal Community Transitions Across the U.S.—Appalachia
Brandon Dennison • Coalfield Development Corporation

Communications and Narrative-Building
Hannah Jones • Center for Story-Based Strategy

Creating Economic Opportunity—Colstrip Story
Kate French • Northern Plains Resource Council

Creating Economic Opportunity—Impact Fellowships
Natalie Roper • Generation West Virginia

Creating Economic Opportunity—MACED Model
Peter Hill • Mountain Area Community Economic Development

Creating Economic Opportunity—Solar Development in Appalachian Ohio
Sarah Conley-Ballew • Rural Action

Energy Transition Story from Wabamun, Alberta, Canada
Charlene Smylie • Mayor of Village of Wabamun

Federal Budget Training: Key Programs Aimed at Coal Communities
Jessica Eckdish • Blue Green Alliance

Federal Budget Training: Federal Budget Overview
Joel Friedman • Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

Miner Health: The Resurgence of Black Lung Disease
Wes Addington • Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center

Power Plant Communities and the Clean Energy Transition
Joe Sullivan • Center for Energy and Environment

State Policy: Building Toward Federal Action—Tonawanda, NY
Rebecca Newberry • Clean Air Coalition

State Policy: Building Toward Federal Action—Western Clean Energy Case Study
Julia Prochnik • Natural Resources Defense Council

Working with the Private Sector—Solar Holler Story
Dan Conant • Solar Holler

Working with Labor: The Diablo Canyon Settlement
Damon Moglen • Friends of the Earth

Working with Utilities: A Snapshot of What’s Possible
Curtis Wynn • Roanoke Electric & Seanda Pope, Rooted Consulting Group