Daniel Raimi, Wesley Look, and Molly Robertson: Policy Options for an Equitable Transition to a Low-Emissions Future

6/08/2020 - 08:39

Since the early 2000s, the United States has experienced an unexpected and historic shift in its energy system. Through a combination of technological, market, and policy changes, US coal production has tumbled while oil, natural gas, and renewables have surged. For communities with economies closely tied to coal production or coal-fired power generation, these changes have been disruptive at best and debilitating at worst. These challenges have been highlighted by the sharp downturn in energy jobs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and associated recession.