Archive: Just Transition

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Just Transition and the Green Manufacturing Boom

By Jason Capello / May 14, 2024
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In the ever-evolving landscape of global energy, the transition towards renewable resources is murky and unclear. Yet, amidst this transformation, it’s imperative to ensure that no one is left behind. This concept is encapsulated in the notion of a “just transition,” which not only emphasizes environmental sustainability but also prioritizes social equity and economic justice. […]

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CCJ at MIT – Legacies of Coal: In Search of a Just Transition

By CCJ / May 11, 2023
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Back in April, our Community Organizer for Greene County, Tonya Yoders, sat on a panel at MIT during their event titled Legacies of Coal: In Search of a Just Transition. Reflecting on her experience, Tonya stated that speaking on the panel at MIT was, “something I never would have thought I would get to do.” […]

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A Transition is Needed: Yet, We Might Want to Question What We Are Transitioning Into

By Ethan Story / March 28, 2022
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Natural gas, once presented as an energy source to help the transition from coal, has transformed into a relatively inexpensive and reliable energy source worldwide. However, our reliance on fossil fuels has resulted in irreparable and immense destruction of land and lives. That is why there are many making the argument for a just transition. Part of this transition plan, very simply, is that we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and slowly start to transition that reliance to renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. 

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You Can’t Solve the Climate Crisis without a Just Transition

By Veronica Coptis / February 18, 2022
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The Center for Coalfield Justice is excited to announce a new blog series written by our staff: Examining Climate. This year, CCJ staff members will be sharing their favorite (or least favorite) climate solution, looking at the benefits and the costs in the hope of sparking an honest conversation about how we address the climate crisis and […]

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Center for Coalfield Justice and Other Coal Community Leaders Release Historic Platform for National Economic Transition

By Veronica Coptis / June 29, 2020
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From Appalachia to the Navajo Nation, the people and communities hit hard by the changing coal economy are facing a profound and urgent crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic and economic decline have only made more difficult. Coal facility closures, layoffs, and cuts to vital services like health care and education are accelerating, devastating those that […]

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Governor Wolf: Veto HB 1100, Stop Taxpayer Money to Fossil Fuel Companies

By Veronica Coptis / February 27, 2020
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The Senate and House passed HB 1100, which would subsidize petrochemical development in Pennsylvania from now until 2050, costing taxpayers $22 million per year for each facility that takes advantage. It is up to Governor Wolf to veto the legislation and save taxpayer money.  Take Action and Demand Gov Veto HB 1100

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