Cost of Coal

EPA Power Plant Emissions Rules Survive Initial Court Challenge

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, for now, has let stand a set of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules West Virginia and other states challenged.

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What's Driving Up The Cost Of Electricity? Group Says It's Not Renewables

The group specifically cites West Virginia and its near total reliance on coal to supply its power.

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Supreme Court Hands EPA Rule's Opponents A Temporary Victory

In a 5-4 decision Thursday, the court paused what’s known as the Good Neighbor Rule, an effort by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit nitrogen oxide, which forms smog and can drift into neighboring states.

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Federal Data: Utilities Used Coal Plants Less In 2023, Even In W. Va.

Four of the five main power plants in the state produced less electricity in 2023 than in any year since 2001, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration data.

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