Proponents of replacing fossil fuels and nuclear energy with clean renewable energy are hitting some stiff headwinds, and it isn’t from the soon-to-be extinct coal companies, major utilities or Big Oil.
Dominion Energy’s Virginia City hybrid coal plant in Wise County is expected to remain in operation for the next 24 years, a company official said. The plant is slated to remain online until 2045, when it is to be closed by the Virginia Clean Economy Act of 2020.
The heart of coal country is having to pivot as the move towards renewable energy picks up pace. With an abundance of high winds and open vist…
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is testifying before a senate committee as President Joe Biden's pick for energy secretary. Granholm is…
The coal industry has been criticized for hanging on to the past or resisting change. Instead, the members of the Metallurgical Coal Producers Association have charted a positive path forward that is gaining traction via efforts to attract renewable energy to “the coalfields.”
Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” brushes off an inquiry with the dismissal: “Words, words, words.” Mike Pence and Kamala Harris spent a lot of time debating without explaining. A modern version of “Hamlet” might have the title character dismiss all this as “slogans, slogans, slogans.”
Sometimes there is nothing so dangerous — or exciting — in politics as the unexpected. For the 24 Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for president, the unexpected has just happened. It hasn’t come from any of the usual places that might spring a surprise — a scandal here, an overseas crisis there, or even the latest burst from President Trump’s Twitter account. Instead, it’s come from a group that once was the bedrock of Democratic victories but lately has found itself shunted aside. The union representing coal miners has invited the Democratic candidates to visit a coal mine.
Emory & Henry College was presented with awards for being named Individual Conference Champion of the 2015-16 Green Power Challenge, and they were named one of the top adventure colleges by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.