Energy Communities in Transition

Photo Credit: Jackson Cooper Gango

Map of Coal Plants Closures.
Coal plants closing (white) and operating (yellow) as of 2019

The energy sector in the U.S. and around the globe is in transition. Coal plants are shutting down earlier than expected, and conventional electricity generation is being replaced by cleaner and less expensive energy sources like renewables (wind and solar) and natural gas. Communities home to coal mines and coal plants rely on the jobs and revenue provided by the industry, and with mine and plant closures, they will face uncertain futures. The Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) is working with coal community members and policymakers to help support community-led, equitable transitions from coal to a cleaner economy.

Explore our work below.

Our Micro-documentaries: Craig, Colorado: Coal Town in Transition

Resources for Communities in Transition

Photo Credit: Jackson Cooper Gango

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