Curbing coal is inevitable (forget the political rhetoric)
June 4, 2014, 11:45 a.m. by Jim Motavalli
President Obama's power plant plan has gotten plenty of blowback from coal-state politicians, but it's popular with Americans. Besides, market forces are killing coal, anyway.
Just how big ARE dump trucks used for mining? See for yourself
April 2, 2014, 2:32 p.m. by Shea Gunther
The Caterpillar 797 is a 50-foot-tall dump truck widely used in the mining industry. Watch what happens when it faces off against a stationary Land Cruiser.
Renewable energy source for West Virginia is blowing in the wind
February 25, 2014, 9:51 a.m. by Mountaineer News
With a powerful coal lobby, an expired federal tax credit and mountaintop removal efforts, the Mountain State faces an uphill battle in building wind energy.
In Appalachia, even miners want to leave coal behind
February 18, 2014, 11:40 a.m. by Daniel Turner, Climate Nexus for LiveScience
A combination of pollution, mine closures and economic turmoil have caused some to question coal's regional value.
Fusion energy experiments inch closer to reality
September 30, 2013, 3:45 p.m. by Jesse Emspak, LiveScience
Scientists aren't any closer to nuclear fusion power plants, but they are getting closer to controlling the fusion explosions that generate power.
Warren Buffett could soon own the largest energy holding company in the U.S.
August 8, 2013, 10:47 a.m. by John Platt
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to acquire NV Energy, and Sen. Harry Reid wants to help.
Texas and California battle over jobs, carbon dioxide emissions
February 15, 2013, 10:17 a.m. by John Platt
Gov. Rick Perry wants California's jobs, but critics say his state has the highest levels of CO2 emissions in the country.