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

The colorful story behind the latest energy bonanza in this red state is the story of entrepreneurs, environmentalists... See more
We’ve been exploring the concept of climate change since 1988. Yet the problem continues to elude traditional solutions... See more
Urban farming utopias have been envisioned for decades—feed our urban dwellers by growing food vertically close to the... See more
Welcome from David G. Bradley and Walter Isaacson A Conversation on the Future with Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots... See more
As the United States leaves the Paris Agreement, how will the leadership vacuum be filled? Will China continue to surge... See more
The 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival closes out with notable speakers and final thoughts. See more

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