Germany to move ahead quickly on implementing coal exit

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's ruling coalition will move quickly to begin implementing the recommendations of a government-appointed commission for exiting coal power by 2038, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told German broadcaster ARD on Sunday.

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Unions at the Global Climate Action Summit – making the case for a Just Transition

Unions leaders and representatives from Australia, Canada, Norway, South Africa, the USA, are advocating for national and city ambition on climate action and Just Transition at this week’s Global Climate Action Summit in California. Read more

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Socially just energy transition for coal workers no pie in the sky, study finds

Socially just energy transition for coal workers no pie in the sky, study finds

As the UN's climate chief called for more "urgency" from negotiators at the ongoing Bangkok climate talks, a new international report found that a socially just transition is already feasible for coal workers and communities, while a global decline in coal production is expected.

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Lessons for Appalachia’s Post-coal Economy

Lessons for Appalachia's Post-coal Economy - Our World

For all the pandering to the coal industry that took place during campaign season, a casual observer could be forgiven for coming away with the belief that coal is still the most powerful economic and political force in the Appalachia region of the United States.

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Canada’s unions will help shape a just transition for coal workers

Canada has the opportunity to set an international example on how to implement progressive policy to reduce emissions while keeping people and communities at the centre ...  Read more

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Czech Republic Strategy for coal mining regions in Czechia brings hope

To date, Czechia has not announced any date for a coal phaseout, although the country has signed up to the Paris Agreement and the national energy strategy envisages a decreased role for fossil fuels over the coming decades. 

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New Economic Opportunities in the Heart of Coal Country

America is awakening to the reality that our country’s energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables—while cutting pollution and creating new jobs in many places—is painful for Appalachian families.

For generations, our communities have depended on coal-mining jobs and the businesses supported by the coal industry. Nationally, coal-mining employment fell from just over 91,000 in 2011 to under 66,000 in 2015, with West Virginia and Kentucky among the largest declines. This transition won’t be a just and fair one until our communities are made whole.

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A Just Transition: the way forward for coal communities

US and German activists ask what comes after coal?

 

 

 

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Just Transition in the Making - Port Augusta, South Australia

This is the story of a community, its power station workers and their union taking their plan for jobs and solar thermal power to state and federal government, and to global energy giants in France and the United States, demanding a just transition for the people of Port Augusta, demanding a zero carbon future for people everywhere.

 

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