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The Transition Support Mechanisms report, prepared by Pace Energy and Climate Center with the support of Environmental Defense Fund, documents best practices for supporting the economic and environmental health of communities in New York facing the closure of a coal-fired power plant. The report examines several decades of just transition case studies from across the United States, and describes the challenges faced by New York communities bracing for the mothballing or retirement of coal generators. Every community is unique, so while there can be no one-size-fits-all approach, the report recommends a number of resources that these communities can use to develop a just transition plan after a plant’s closure. 

Authors: Lisa Anne Hamilton, Radina Valova, and Karl R. Rábago, with the support of the Center's law student interns, Sarah Main, Kirsten Yerger, Matt Farnsworth, and Perri Hom.

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