Coal: Myths, Realities, and the Way Forward

Inspired and grounded in the new film from From the Ashes, this conversation is about moving forward from a 19th century innovation that’s not serving us well in the 21st century. How is the free market moving away from coal? How can communities that depend on coal mining and coal-fired power plants recover after layoffs and plant closures? Hear from coal country citizens who are at the center of the energy transition.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: Environment

As scientists have slowly come to grasp the seriousness of climate change, many have begun to doubt that humans can... See more
Some three billion people use biomass fuel – typically from wood, crop residues, or animal dung – to cook indoors in... See more
Meat production requires far more water, grain, land, and fossil fuel than anything else we eat – for example, one... See more
The killing of Harambe, the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, caused uproar around the country, raising questions about... See more
Every year, one-third of all the food produced on the planet is lost or wasted, an amount valued at about one trillion... See more
It is no longer possible to separate the health of the planet from the health of its people. Disease patterns are... See more

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