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

Climate Corner: It doesn’t make cents

Dec 24, 2022 Eric Engle The continued use of fossil fuels coal, oil and “natural” (methane) gas for energy and product production increasingly does not make sense or cents. There’s really no other way to look at… Read More

Climate Corner: Public policy must do better

Nov 12, 2022 Eric Engle A recent piece in The Washington Post included the fact that, “Carbon dioxide concentrations in 2021 were 415.7 parts per million (or ppm), methane at 1908 parts per billion (ppb) and nitrous… Read More

Climate Corner: Proposed plant a dangerous distraction

Sep 24, 2022 Eric Engle The company Competitive Power Ventures Inc. has announced plans to build a combined-cycle natural gas power plant in West Virginia, an 1,800-megawatt facility representing a $3 billion investment that could potentially be… Read More

Climate Corner: Inflation Reduction Act offers hope

Aug 27, 2022 Eric Engle The recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has been both applauded and looked upon with disappointment by many in the environmental movement, but one important aspect of the law… Read More

Op-ed: Plenty of drawbacks in Inflation Reduction Act

Aug 20, 2022 Eric Engle Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., shocked us all recently when he agreed to support, and then voted to actually pass, climate and energy legislation known as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022…. Read More