More common sense needed on fossil fuels

Column Jul 11, 2020 Times Leader by RANDI POKLADNIK Environmental Consultant and Trainer Last week’s Times Leader (July 5, 2020) carried an op-ed by Greg Kozera, the director of marketing and sales for Shale Crescent USA. In the… Read More

Better alternatives to extraction industry dependence

Jul 11, 2020 Parkersburg News&Sentinel by Eric Engle In the July 5 edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, a piece appeared on the front page of the business section touting the recent report from the U.S. Department… Read More

Caught between supply and demand

Local Column Marietta Times May 9, 2020 By David E. Ballantyne Little in my experience prepared me for a Pandemic. I am an engineer by training; thus, a student of science. I have high respect for the methods… Read More

Using pandemic to avoid regulations

April 10,2020 By Dr. Randi Pokladnik at The world has come to a standstill as countries try to protect their citizens from the COVID-19 virus spreading across the globe. People have been asked to adhere to social… Read More

Energy: Investment in renewables is vital to state’s future

Feb 12, 2020 Editorial in Parkersburg News and Sentinel West Virginians understand how much we owe the generations of coal miners who have kept our — and the rest of the country’s — lights on. Our emotional response… Read More

Solar energy — West Virginia’s path to a brighter economic future

Mar 1, 2020 by Beth Wheatley Editorial at Parkersburg News & Sentinel The time is now for West Virginia to seize the opportunity to capture some of the 240,000 jobs and the billions of dollars of annual investment… Read More

Finding common ground on climate change

Marietta Times and Parkersburg News & Sentinel Feb 9, 2020 by George Banziger As the election year of 2020 unfolds, there is plenty of rancor and polarization in the political world. One issue that can potentially achieve bipartisan… Read More

Climate crisis is up close and personal

Charleston Gazette-Mail Sunday, November 24, 2019  Op-Ed by Betty Rivard Earlier this month, I celebrated my 75th birthday during the warmest weather I had ever experienced for November. Some of those birthdays were spent in more northern, western,… Read More

The economy, jobs and renewable energy

Appearing in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Sunday, October 6, 2019 Local Column: Op-ed by George Banziger, Ph,D. The future of the energy economy and jobs in the U.S. clearly lies in renewables, especially wind and solar power…. Read More

WV can profit from fighting climate crisis

Appearing in the Charleston Gazette-Mail: Sunday, September 8, 2019   Op-ED by Logan Thorne, project director for the WV Center on Climate Change Defeating the climate crisis is necessary — unless we want to lock-in scorching heat waves, rampant… Read More