On Thursday, December 12, at Noon CST, Illinois Extension will air Economic Impact of the Energy Transition: Coal Plant and Mine Closures and the Rise of Renewables. Seth Feaster, Energy Data Analyst, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), will talk about coal’s rapid decline, renewables’ rise, and the changing roles of gas, storage, consumers and utilities in the power sector during the energy transition. He has been analyzing the U.S. coal and electric power industries for the past five years and has worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and The New York Times as a specialist in the visual presentation of economic, financial and energy data for the past 25 years. Seth will explain how Illinois communities can move towards renewables, set up ordinances, generate revenue and move towards energy independence. He will also cover main points from the newly released IEEFA report on the coal industry in the Illinois Basin. REGISTER HERE