This Sierra Club article provides a good overview of issues and opportunities related to job creation and displacement (and the need to ensure that new jobs are good jobs) in the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
This study looked at the prevalence of asthma across different racial groups in the US, and how those trends have changed over time. It confirms that African Americans are more likely to have asthma than white people in the US, while Hispanics have lower asthma rates than whites.
This report critiques official US government estimates of the costs and growth potential for renewable energy and energy efficiency. It makes the case that renewable energy and energy efficiency are competitive resources in today's marketplace that can provide cost-effective ways for states to comply with the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
This report summarizes an analysis of the impact on US jobs of the EPA's draft clean power plan, and describes ways organized labor (and allies) can work to shape state implementation plans in ways that advance job growth, protection for displaced workers, environmental justice and climate protection objectives.
This study provides updated information on the burden of death and disease from coal-based electricity production across the United States. Estimated impacts are based on projected power sector emissions in 2010.
This international report describes the state of renewable energy development around the world. Key findings include: renewable energy technologies set new installation records as their contribution to the global energy mix continued to climb in 2013.