The Ohio University study is the first to quantify the broad economic impact of utility-scale solar projects for the state.
A new initiative announced Wednesday will install up to 12 megawatts of solar power in Virginia’s historic coalfield region over the next three years.
Coal country is not without options. But coal’s long legacy of hope, promises and failure has instilled a political inertia that won’t soon be overcome.
Coal communities in Appalachia and Wyoming are vital revenue engines for huge portions of the rural U.S., and they face devastation with little time to adjust to new realities.
Groups working to support out-of-work coal miners and their communities are trying to accelerate their strategies.