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Transforming Australia’s Coal Country

January 23, 2020

What would it mean to create an alternative economy in the Hunter Valley that did not sacrifice the land, the water, and the climate? The Hunter Valley’s history and its contested future are written in piles of coal buried since the swampy Permian period,...

Read More Social transition and why it matters in coal mine closure

January 23, 2020

Coal remains a significant contributor to the economies of the world, and backbone of many local communities, so simply closing coal mines can trigger a series of unintended social consequences. We speak to Claudia Strambo of the Stockholm Environment Institute about the difficulties in...

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Coal left Appalachia devastated. Now it’s doing the same to Wyoming.

July 09, 2019

Vulture capitalists are sucking value from a dying industry.  Wyoming is facing a potential crisis. Coal mines have shut down, hundreds of people are out of work, unemployment offices are overwhelmed, and there appears to be worse to come. By David Roberts@[email protected]  Jul 9, 2019, 8:30am...

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Chile to close eight coal-fired stations by 2024

June 13, 2019

Chile announced Tuesday it would close eight coal-fired power stations over the next five years as part of a plan to switch entirely to renewable energy by 2040. The closures, announced by Chile's conservative President Sebastian Pinera, account for 20 percent of the country's...

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