A pair of energy consultants are promoting an HVDC interstate transmission-plus-storage project that could complete a link between California and Chicago.
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.
Communities contemplate how to survive a post-extraction economy.
What happens when a $28.6 billion industry spirals into permanent decline?
Coal’s decline has forced staunchly anti-Obamacare politicians to reconsider Medicaid expansion, while rural communities depend on telehealth more than ever.