New study: renewables are now cheaper than coal
Does it matter in West Virginia where coal is still “king”?
The Guardian reports the results from a new study:
US renewable energy farms outstrip 99% of coal plants economically – study https://t.co/wy2sxNfJCi— Guardian news (@guardiannews) January 30, 2023
From that article:
Coal in the US is now being economically outmatched by renewables to such an extent that it’s . . .
No, sir. Because West Virginia forces me to subsidize the state's coal industry, my electric bills are among the fastest rising in the nation
Answering WV’s publicity-seeking treasurer, Riley Moore
In his near-constant effort to be in the national spotlight, West Virginia’s treasurer, Riley Moore, recently asked the following question on Twitter:
They’ve been telling us for years that green energy will lower utility bills.— Riley Moore (@RileyMooreWV) September 21, 2022
Has your electric bill gone down?
Last month, the . . .
Reading the weekend Wheeling News-Register
More Ogden contributions to Capito’s and McKinley’s reelection campaign, another evidence-free column by the editor, and guess who is the target of the paper’s political cartoon
A 1400 word article (1/3 of which are direct quotes) toward Senator Capito’s re-election campaign
Ogden Newspaper political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, has written another article in Ogden's continuing efforts to re-elect West Virginia's incumbent Republican senator, Shelley Moore Capito. (See here for my discussion of the . . .
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“There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear”
Hey Intelligencer, whatever happened to Bob Murray and Murray Energy?
Local newspaper readers: if you haven’t noticed, Murray Energy and its CEO have virtually disappeared from the pages of Ogden's Ohio Valley “newspapers.” So far in 2020, the Wheeling papers have carried only three news articles about Murray Energy. (For comparison, this is my sixth blog post about the company this year.)
For our . . .
The “war on coal” is over
Today, May 7, 2020, the Wheeling News-Register published a pro-alternative energy editorial
I think this is significant.
The “war” was never really a real war as much as a rallying cry for the coal industry and its supporters. Today, Ogden Newspaper’s Wheeling News-Register, long a mainstay in the industry’s propaganda battle, signaled that it was over with its editorial “Area Can Benefit From Solar Energy.”
It . . .
Forget about clean energy standards and cheap electricity -- we need to get Trump re-elected
Ohio's House of Representatives votes to subsidize coal and nuclear power plants
The Ohio House approved a bill Wednesday to gut clean energy standards and subsidize at-risk nuclear and coal plants after a last-minute push from a Trump reelection official to secure its passage.
Bob Paduchik, a senior adviser to the Trump reelection campaign, made calls Tuesday night to at least five . . .
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Forget market forces, it’s still Obama’s fault
Yes, it’s another Intelligencer editorial on coal
First Energy recently announced that the W.H. Sammis Power Plant in Jefferson County will close in 2022. Of course, this becomes an excuse for yet another Intelligencer editorial promoting coal-fired power plants while at the same time blaming the former Obama administration.
Why will the plant be closing? The editorial tells us:. . .