Climate Corner: EPA finalizes important rules

May 25, 2024 Eric Engle Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized four rules on greenhouse gas emissions from electric generation facilities. Such facilities make up 51% of emissions emanating from West Virginia, over double… Read More

Climate Corner: More fracked gas is a dead end

Mar 23, 2024 Eric Engle It’s clearer than ever that, for residents of Ohio and greater Appalachia, the fracking “boom” has turned out to be a bust. The Appalachian Hydrogen Hub will only be another dead end… Read More

Climate Corner: No more time to delay action

Jan 20, 2024 Eric Engle The International Energy Agency recently reported that an estimated 507 gigawatts of renewable electricity were added globally in 2023, three-quarters of which was solar. Most of this solar was built in China,… Read More

Climate Corner: ‘Blue’ hydrogen is not the answer

Nov 25, 2023 Eric Engle I’m writing this weekend’s Climate Corner column in response to a column from last weekend’s edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel regarding the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen (ARCH2) hub proposed for… Read More

Hydrogen hub isn’t the ‘clean’ energy Manchin portrays (Opinion)

By Eric Engle Nov 1, 2023 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., recently wrote a very positive op-ed piece published in the Gazette-Mail regarding the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2). In glowing terms, Manchin spoke of the opportunities bestowed… Read More

Climate Corner: With ‘friends’ like these…

Sep 23, 2023 Eric Engle As a Mon Power ratepayer, I have to say I’m really tired of being on the hook for the refusal of the powers that be in West Virginia to move on from… Read More

Don’t buy snake oil in form of carbon capture

Charleston Gazette-Mail The idea of carbon capture and storage (aka carbon capture and sequestration or in some cases carbon capture, utilization and storage or sequestration) has captured the imagination of West Virginia’s state and federal politicians. That’s about… Read More

WV needs leaders who will move past fossil fuels (Opinion)

By Eric Engle Jul 26, 2023 Charleston Gazette-Mail 窗体顶端 窗体底端 While homes and businesses in states like Florida, California and Louisiana become uninsurable from the effects of climate change, the fossil fuel industry contributing most to the climate… Read More

Now is the second-best time to act on climate (Opinion)

By Eric Engle Jul 13, 2023 Charleston Gazette-Mail The hottest days on Earth dating back approximately 125,000 years have all occurred in the recent week between July 4 and July 10, according to data from the University of… Read More

Climate Corner: Eliminate single-use plastics, starting now

Jul 8, 2023 Eric Engle Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner (Photo Illustration/MetroCreative) This month, Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action (MOVCA) is observing plastic-free July, a global event coordinated by the Plastic Free Foundation to reduce and eventually eliminate the… Read More