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February 2, 2023, Video: "A transition toward more sustainable energy sources is well underway. But reducing the use of fossil fuels will profoundly disrupt the communities that rely on carbon-intensive industries. Join us for a discussion of Professor Gordon Hanson’s paper and hear about current initiatives from the Biden Administration as we consider the consequences from the energy transition and policies to counteract them. Hanson will discuss his work mapping the spatial distribution of employment in fossil-fuel-intensive activities across the United States, and, using the labor market consequences of the post-1980 decline of coal as a backdrop, discuss policy options for easing adjustment to the energy transition."