Clean Energy Portfolios and stranded assets: An interview with Alex Engel of the Rocky Mountain Institute
Sustainable Economy & Just Transition
When faced with the task of a just transition, we must look at the options. West Virginia has traditionally been an extraction economy; however, this outdated model is no longer working for us. Water contamination, toxic jobs, shrinking pensions/benefits, and companies who file for bankruptcy long before beginning reclamation are not acceptable ways of doing business. We need safe, clean jobs that will preserve our environment, boost our and make our people flourish.
From the Sierra Club website: "A fair and just transition engages every level of government and business in an all-out effort to maximize public and private investments in economic development and diversification, provide workforce training, replace lost tax revenues, and create lasting, good jobs that strengthen the economy and sustain working families--especially jobs related to clean energy, energy efficiency, and climate-resilient infrastructure. "
West Virginia is known for its trout fishing and beautiful scenery. Let's make tourism and clean water a priority!