Opinion

The Editorial category is a roundup of links to editorials and columns from West Virginia newspapers.

WVPSC Column: Coal v. Renewable Energy – Which is Cheaper?

By Charlotte Lane West Virginia Public Service Commission, chair The PSC has come under criticism for favoring coal-fired generation over renewable energy.  The fact is that the Commission favors lower cost generation over higher cost generation.  It is often said that coal is not a cost-efficient electricity production fuel; that[Read More…]

WVPSC Column: The 20% Utility Discount Program

By Charlotte Lane Chair, West Virginia Public Service As winter approaches, it is time to start preparing for heating season.  All around the world, the cost of fuel is higher than last year.  While the Public Service Commission doesn’t control the cost of natural gas, coal or any other fuel[Read More…]

Opinion: Four scary charts about WV Amendment 2

By Sean O’Leary Senior Policy Analyst West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy It’s almost Halloween, that scary time of year of ghosts, goblins, and the promise to eliminate the tax on your car (or hearse). And there is nothing more terror-inducing than ill-advised tax cuts and the loss of[Read More…]

Opinion: ‘Radical Individualism’

By W.Va. State Senator Mike Caputo, D-Marion “Radical Individualism.” That’s a term the controlling party of the West Virginia Legislature uses to describe a woman’s desire to have the freedom to make her own health decisions. I’m really struggling with that. For some 26 years, I’ve engaged in public policy[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia’s award winning broadband programs

By Mitch B. Carmichael Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Economic Development Broadband expansion and world-class internet connectivity are crucial elements to a growing and prosperous West Virginia. Accordingly, Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature are devoting significant resources and incredible focus toward realizing the goal of internet[Read More…]

Opinion —  Jobs and the economy of West Virginia are at stake: Congress needs to find a way to deliver clean energy opportunities

By Thomas Minney and Beth Wheatley The Nature Conservancy West Virginia’s economic future depends in part on expanding opportunities for clean energy. Our citizens understand it, business leaders demand it, and expert research confirms it. Now it is up to Congress to act on it. The U.S. Senate is considering[Read More…]

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