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: 2017

Watch and Listen: Environment

Through the scorching heat of the Arabian Desert to the unforgiving chill of the Finnish tundra, BIG partner Kai-Uwe... See more
Coastal Louisiana is in crisis. Since the 1930s, the state has lost more than 2,000 square miles of land. Every 100... See more
Health systems contribute significantly to the forces driving climate change, given the vast quantities of energy they... See more
Water is perhaps the world’s most precious and health-sustaining resource, and surely one most at risk. Microbes, lead... See more
We often take biology for granted, rarely recognizing the incredible technological feats of an organism as it grows,... See more
The Afternoon of Conversation is the Aspen Ideas Festival's signature event and hosts an audience of 2,000 in the... See more

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