Marshall University Center for Business and Economic Research

Solar panels arriving in Fayette County.
Colleen Laffey

Marshall University is holding a renewable energy conference this week.

The conference will take place Thursday at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall in Huntington.

Dave Mistich / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A local research group has calculated that roughly $61 million was lost by local businesses as a result of the chemical spill into the Elk River.