Blog Archives

Creating a Future for Coal-Industry Workers in Clean-Energy Economy

Experts say that coal workers will need wage replacement and retraining to successfully transition to a clean energy economy.

TAGS:

Unique partnership will bring 10 megawatts of solar, new jobs to Virginia coalfields

CONTACT: Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices, cat@appvoices.org, 434-293-6373 Erik Curren, Secure Futures, erik@securefutures.solar, 540-466-6128 **Photos, graphics and a recording of this press tele-conference are available in this Google folder.** Norton, Va. — The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia today announced an

TAGS:

Blackjewel’s bankruptcy looks like bad news for workers and mine cleanup

mountaintop removal coal mine

Appalachia’s latest coal bankruptcy looks different than others — mines shut down immediately and paychecks were clawed back from employees’ bank accounts. We take a look at what the Blackjewel and Revelation Energy bankruptcy could mean for mine land reclamation.

TAGS:

Coal Mining Under Trump

Trump

While Central Appalachian coal jobs saw a slight bump in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, not much has changed on the national level.

TAGS:

Slight Uptick in 2017 Coal Production and Jobs

Increased coal exports contributed to minor gains in the industry for the first three quarters of 2017.

TAGS:

5 graphs explain coal in Trump’s first year

PowderRiver_ArchCoal_BlackThunderMine_Wright-WY_credit-EcoFlight

The Trump administration claims an uptick in coal production shows its anti-regulatory agenda is working —
ignoring the fact 2017 was an outlier and coal’s long-term trend is downward. Meanwhile, coal communities across the country need better policies now to help diversify their local economies.

TAGS:

Facebook Twitter Instagram Flickr Youtube