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

A dirty debt ceiling deal

窗体顶端 窗体底端 Many Democrats in Congress, along with the Biden administration, have sacrificed the safety and well-being of West Virginians and Virginians by acquiescing to the whims of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and economic hostage-takers in the Republican… Read More

There is no viable future for coal

(Opinion)Charleston Gazette-Mail   窗体顶端 窗体底端 As West Virginia political leaders clumsily continue clinging to coal, they’re being forced (at least quietly) to reckon with a hard truth: Coal doesn’t have a viable future. To quote an article from West… Read More

EPA works with industry, not ‘overreaching’

(Opinion)Charleston Gazette-Mail  窗体顶端 窗体底端 Republicans in West Virginia are absolutely obsessed with claiming that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is “overreaching” in its regulation of industry, especially fossil fuels and derivative industries. Hoppy Kercheval just made the claim… Read More

Climate Corner: West Virginia Public Service Commission must say no

Apr 15, 2023 Eric Engle First Energy West Virginia subsidiaries MonPower and PotomacEdison want their ratepayers to pay $36 million between June of this year and May 2024 to place the Pleasants Power Station in a state… Read More

Climate Corner: Demand accountability for derailment damage

Feb 18, 2023 Eric Engle If you’ve been paying much attention to the headlines in the last couple weeks, you’ve probably heard about the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio,… Read More

Climate Corner: Blue hydrogen hub a bad idea for the Ohio Valley

Feb 4, 2023 Eric Engle With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, perhaps better known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations received up to $7… Read More