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Do Something About High Utility Bills, Local Officials Tell Lawmakers

Electric bills have gone up 200 percent in the past 15 years, the commissioners wrote members of the county’s delegation in the legislature.

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Report: Renewables Now Cheaper Than Coal Plants In West Virginia

According to Energy Innovation Policy & Technology, every coal plant that’s currently in operation in West Virginia could be replaced with wind and solar at a lower cost.

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Shepherdstown’s Byrd Center Hosts Panel On Forever Chemical Regulation

These chemicals are called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, more commonly known as PFAS. Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties are considered one of the PFAS “hot zones,” with unsafe levels found in 21 raw water supplies in these areas. 

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Lawmakers Hear What Went Wrong With The Grid Last Month

State lawmakers got more information Thursday about the electric power grid problems during Christmas weekend. The regional transmission operator that includes West Virginia, 12 other states and the District of Columbia experienced high demand and high generation failures from Dec. 23-25.

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