Help us convert coal workers to clean energy workers! Help us convert Wyoming into a leader in global climate change action. Why? Wyoming produces more coal than any other state, by far. In the global fight to ramp up climate change action, eliminating carbon emissions from coal will be crucial. The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs, founded in 2002, will create a bipartisan coalition that helps Wyoming in clean energy innovation, green jobs for coal workers, & climate change action!
Wyoming is the nation's largest producer of coal by far. Now, the coal industry is collapsing. This is great news for the planet, but horrible news for Wyoming's coal workers. The state needs new, clean energy jobs to transition displaced coal workers into. In doing so, Wyoming can transform its economy from being a large carbon-emitter into being a climate change leader: creating an example for the globe to follow.
Few expect Wyoming to completely reinvent itself into a clean energy leader, yet this is exactly what is needed because the state is overly dependent on coal production. The decline of the coal industry has created a window for policymakers, businesses, and the state to look to the future, and creating new clean energy jobs that coal workers can transition into now, while also fighting climate change.
Wyoming is the nation's largest producer of coal, the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel responsible for climate change. If Wyoming transitions to producing clean energy such as wind instead, it will eliminate those carbon-emissions from coal, which is good for the planet, good for global air quality, and good for the global environment.
Energy Perspectives views on Wyoming's future