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The Intelligencer cherry-picks and misrepresents the Harvard study on the cost of miners transitioning to solar

Back on August 10 I blogged about a new study from the Harvard Business Review that looked at the cost of retraining coal miners to work in solar energy. I quoted the study's conclusion:

The results of the study show that a relatively minor investment ($180 million to $1.8 billion, based on best and worst case scenarios) in retraining . . .

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August 22, 2016

Looking to the past to create West Virginia's future

This year's West Virginia legislature is notable for its use of centuries-old ideas in attempting to forge a promising future for the Mountain State. With the passage of labor laws that will take West Virginia back at least half-a-century combined with "Wild West" gun laws and attitudes toward science that predate the 20th . . .

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March 10, 2016

"They cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them"

Describing the West Virginia legislature?

Among local columnist Mike Myer's favorite Obama quotes is one from his 2008 campaign for the presidency. Candidate Obama was speaking about why some of the people in central Pennsylvania, specifically, and rust belt Americans, more generally, didn't vote for him, when he said:

They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or . . .

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February 09, 2016

Covering the WV Economic Development Conference

In a font-size worthy of the end of a war or a new Clinton revelation by Republicans, the front page of this morning's Intelligencer tells us the shocking news that "Opinion's Differ on W.Va's Outlook." Two articles by Casey Junkins flow from the headline: "Drilling Industry Is Boosting Economy" and . . .

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October 08, 2015

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