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A bipartisan pair of legislators in Colorado proposes the creation of new entities in state government to help coordinate economic development in communities transitioning away from coal.
A two-part podcast exploring the topic of Just Transition and how communities and economies are transitioning away from fossil fuels in a fair and equitable way.
A look at the major difference broadband access in rural communities can make for employers, from a human resources-oriented perspective.
The mining community of Craig, CO addresses tough questions about how to sustain the local economy amid the looming closure of the local mine and coal-fired power plant.
The end-of-year omnibus spending package passed by Congress has considerable support for broadband projects, as our friends at the Benton Institute discuss in this article.
JTF partner Tony Pipa of the Brookings Institute discusses the federal policy "renaissance" needed to revitalize rural communities, including building blocks like broadband, the Rural Partners Network, RECOMPETE, & more.
We know from our experience supporting economic transition in coal-impacted communities that the best way to achieve successful outcomes is to plan early and ensure that all affected stakeholders are at the table to help craft solutions. These best practices hold true for communities working to transition their economies away from other fossil fuels.
The Workday Foundation’s $1 million Just Transition Grant Fund aims to make investments in non-profit organizations working to train workers for in-demand jobs in a low-carbon economy, in part by supporting the Just Transition Fund's Federal Access Center and broadband programs.
Through federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and American Rescue Plan (ARP), Appalachian states have a chance to take a big step towards affordable, quality broadband for nearly everyone. A new paper by ReImagine Appalachia details essential recommendations to maximize the impact of broadband rollout in the region.
A mix of unique dynamics and challenges requires leaders in Kemmerer, Wyoming to find a balance in the midst of the unknowns after the closure of a coal plant in 2019.
ARC Co-Chair Gayle Manchin spoke in Wheeling this month about money coming to the state to aid coal communities, outlining approximately $200 billion of a “once-in-a-generation investment."