Many Voices, Many Solutions: Innovative Mine Reclamation in Central Appalachia is a new report that highlights 20 projects across five Appalachian states that would create new economic opportunities in areas with abandoned mine lands. These case studies and similar efforts could be funded by the Abandoned Mine Land Pilot Program, and if passed by Congress, the […]
Mending Mining Communities
Despite a slight uptick in coal mining activity, most analysts do not forecast a large-scale reversal of the long, downward trend in coal production or employment. Many in the Appalachian coalfields believe we must continue efforts to diversify the region’s economy. The Ohio Valley Resource reports on three bipartisan proposals now before Congress that could […]
Wind Farm Replaces Coal in South Wales
Coal communities around the world are coping with a downturn in the global coal market. In some places, such as Great Britain, most mining shut down decades ago. This report, produced by Melanie Harsha for the After Coal Project at Appalachian State University, looks at the construction of the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm being build […]
Accelerating Appalachia For Sustainable Businesses
Accelerating Appalachia is looking for nature-based businesses and entrepreneurs interested in “scaling up” and taking their business to the next level of success.