Nitro, West Virginia, Joins Police Forces With Tesla Patrol Cars

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 22:58:24 +0000

The City of Nitro, West Virginia, has joined other cities across the nation that have added a Tesla vehicle to their fleets. The city bought its Tesla Model 3 for around $40,000 and will invest another $10,000 to modify the vehicle for use by the police force — lights, sirens, and other equipment must be […]

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Regulators Rattle AEP’s Plans to Operate 4.2-GW of Coal Power Through 2040

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 22:10:23 +0000

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The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) on Aug. 23 rattled American Electric Power’s (AEP’s) plans to operate the 2.9-GW John Amos and 1.3-GW Mountaineer coal power plants through 2040 when it partly denied cost recovery for expenses that the West Virginia plants need to comply with the federal Steam Electric Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG) rule. The […]

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Regulators Rattle AEP’s Plans to Operate 4.2-GW of Coal Power Through 2040

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 22:10:23 +0000

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The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) on Aug. 23 rattled American Electric Power’s (AEP’s) plans to operate the 2.9-GW John Amos and 1.3-GW Mountaineer coal power plants through 2040 when it partly denied cost recovery for expenses that the West Virginia plants need to comply with the federal Steam Electric Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG) rule. The […]

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The Remarkable Responsibility of Coal Refuse Power

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 04:16:00 +0000

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West Virginia’s only remaining coal refuse–fueled facility, the 80-MW Grant Town Power Project, is a 2021 Top Plant winner for powering on, despite challenges, to remediate 530,000 tons of coal refuse annually while reclaiming roughly 30 acres of land per year. 

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Appalachia Poised To Be Part Of Shift To Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:45:12 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Ted Boettner  For over 150 years, the Appalachian region has provided the cheap energy that has powered the nation to become an industrial giant and build a middle class. At the same time, the enormous wealth pulled from the hills of Appalachia largely enriched other parts […]

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In 2020, U.S. Coal Production Fell To Its Lowest Level Since 1965

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 19:08:05 +0000

U.S. coal production totaled 535 million short tons (MMst) in 2020, a 24% decrease from the 706 MMst mined in 2019 and the lowest level of coal production in the United States in any year since 1965. The decline of U.S. coal production in 2020 was largely the result of less demand for coal internationally […]

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US Dept. Of Energy Drops $52.5 Million Green Hydrogen Bomb On Natural Gas Lobby

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:23:45 +0000

Natural gas stakeholders will have to fight for an ever-shrinking piece of the hydrogen pie as the Biden administration ramps up its green hydrogen commitment.

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Et Tu, WVU? Coal State University Ditches Coal For Geothermal Energy

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:35:06 +0000

If all goes according to plan, the iconic coal state of West Virginia could lead the eastern US into the sparkling green geothermal energy future.

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DOE Earmarks $109.5 Million to Support Coal Workers

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 18:58:46 +0000

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said it will provide $109.5 million in funding for projects that directly support job creation in communities impacted by the energy transition, particularly for workers and areas struggling due to closures of coal-fired power plants and coal mines. The DOE in the April 23 announcement, made in connection with […]

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