clean energy transition


What’s the Real Story on the Future of Coal?

, senior energy analyst

If you’ve been following news around energy and climate change, or last year’s presidential election, you’ve probably heard a lot about coal and coal miners. Here I’ll try to cut through some of the rhetoric and offer some clear fact-based insights, drawing on a new analysis that the Union of Concerned Scientists just released called, A Dwindling Role for Coal: Tracking the Electricity Sector Transition and What It Means for the Nation. Read more >

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Photo: Sanjay Suchak (used with permission)

This Is What It’s Like to Live Near a Coal Plant in North Carolina

, senior energy analyst

“All we bought from the store was sugar and salt and pepper and we grew everything else, but that all had to stop when the plant was built.” Read more >

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Photo: Coalfield Development Corporation

New Economic Opportunities in the Heart of Coal Country

Brandon Dennison,

This can be the moment when we finally start not just talking about our potential as a region, but actually realizing it. Read more >

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The former Ottawa Street coal-fired power station now serves downtown Lansing, Michigan, as a LEED-certified office building. Photo: JC Kibbey/UCS

How A Coal Plant in Michigan Became an Insurance HQ

, senior energy analyst

The Ottawa Street Power Station provided coal-fired electric power and steam to downtown Lansing from 1939 until it was decommissioned in 1992. What can we learn from its story? Read more >

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The Struggle for a Just Transition of the Crawford Coal Plant in Little Village Continues

Dr. Antonio Lopez,

Five years after a coal plant closing, Chicago’s Little Village continues to face serious environmental justice challenges, including an uphill battle to redevelop the Crawford plant. Read more >

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