Laws of Notion
Laws of Notion
Dec 27, 2021
Coal at Sunset: 2030 (S1 Ep8)
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By decade's end, coal-fired energy production in Craig, Colorado will be a thing of the past. What will the town look like by then? More importantly: What do residents want their home to become? How does Craig's story help us understand the energy transition as a whole? In our final episode, we look ahead to opportunities on the horizon as the town moves beyond what has defined it for so long. At the Trapper mine, for instance, land will be revegetated for deer, elk, and grouse. The Craig power station could become a testbed for hydrogen production. New businesses are already moving into downtown. All around, there are hopeful signs for a post-coal future.

*Correction:* An earlier version of this episode misstated the future dates of the Craig station unit retirements. As of December 2021, Tri-State and its utility partners (where applicable) have announced that Unit 1 will retire by the end of 2025; Unit 2 will retire on September 30, 2028; and Unit 3 will retire by 2030. This timeline has not changed and remains consistent with Tri-State's originally announced schedule.

Host: Kristan Uhlenbrock Guests: Ginny Brannon, Director, Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety; Wade Buchanan, director, Office of Just Transition; Duane Highley, CEO, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association; Jennifer Holloway, director, Craig Chamber of Commerce; Kirstie McPherson; Tim Osborn, plant manager, Craig Station; Graham Roberts, environmental supervisor, Trapper Mine

Coal at Sunset: A Colorado Town in Transition was created by the Institute for Science & Policy at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and produced in partnership with House of Pod. To hear bonus clips and find additional resources, visit

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