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Coal Communities Transition Roadmap

05.06.18 | In the News

Delta Institute’s Coal Plant Redevelopment Roadmap was included in Politico’s Morning Energy newsletter. The roadmap provides insight into the coal community transition process and includes modules that show economic and environmental impacts. It also provides information on engagement strategies.  


Guide for Post-Coal Communities

05.05.18 | In the News

An article and audio piece published in West Virginia Public Broadcasting shares details on our newest tool, Coal Plant Redevelopment Roadmap. Communities specialist at Delta Institute, Emily Rhodes, explains that the roadmap seeks to assist coal plant communities where they need help the most. The roadmap outlines the benefits of early planning when possible, where to start that planning process, what questions to…More


Guide Provides Resources to Navigate the Coal Transition Process

05.03.18 | Press

Media Contact: Amy Yanow CHICAGO, IL – May 3, 2018 – Delta Institute releases “Coal Plant Redevelopment Roadmap: A Guide for Communities in Transition,” which helps communities plan for the closure and potential reuse of their coal plants in ways that promote environmentally sustainable and socially equitable economic development. Since Delta’s founding, they have engaged in community-driven redevelopment of vacant sites and…More


Coal Plant Redevelopment in Pittsburgh

04.23.18 | In the News

An article published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette discusses the potential redevelopment of Mitchell Power Station, a closed coal plant 18 miles south of Pittsburgh that has not produced electricity since 2013. A Delta Institute document from 2014 titled “Transforming Coal Plants into Productive Community Assets” is linked in the document.  The piece shares that Delta reviewed 25 redevelopment projects at closed…More


Lumin Recognized with Illinois Green’s Emerald Award for Green Innovation

04.20.18 | In the News

We are proud to announce that Lumin, a free mobile notification service for utility customers, will be recognized with Illinois Green’s Emerald Award for Green Innovation at their annual Limelight Reception on May 15. Lumin was created to understand the barriers preventing low-income energy users from taking advantage of existing energy efficiency programs offering free funding. Lumin works to remove those…More