Government says No worker will be ‘left behind’ as Collie transitions from coal-mining

No worker will be left behind as Collie transitions from coal-mining, says Federal Labor’s most senior member.

Shadow resources minister Madeleine King said coal still had a future in WA and Australia’s energy mix, just not in the regional mining hub in the South West as it faces uncertainty with the coal-fired Muja Power Station potentially shutting down in six years’ time.

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Surviving a post-coal economy

In Hazard, Kentucky, a diversified economy is emerging.

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Coal-fired power plants are closing early and Colorado lawmakers want to ease towns’ tough transition

The Colorado Energy Impact Assistance Act - a bill working its way through legislature under the title of House Bill 1037 - would provide funds and at the same time lower the financial impact of power-plant closures on utility customers. Read more

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Carl Shoupe on Appalachia's Bright Future

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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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