I know in conservative circles it’s become standard to blame the power shortages squarely on renewable energy, writes Scott Coenen, of the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum. However, the real story is far more complicated.
Coal country is not without options. But coal’s long legacy of hope, promises and failure has instilled a political inertia that won’t soon be overcome.
Communities contemplate how to survive a post-extraction economy.
What happens when a $28.6 billion industry spirals into permanent decline?
Ideas range from retraining to relocation programs to funding to help towns realize tourism potential.