Inflation Reduction Act

New life for old coal: Minelands and power plants are hot renewable development spots

BY: - November 28, 2023

PETERSBURG, Ind. — AES Indiana’s Petersburg Generating Station, which towers over the White River in southwest Indiana, has been burning coal to generate electricity since the late 1960s. That era, though, will come to an end soon. Two of the power plant’s four coal-burning units have already retired and the last is planning to shut […]

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Medicare open enrollment continues through Dec. 7 

BY: - October 24, 2023

Beginning this month, Medicare beneficiaries can review and change their health insurance coverage for the upcoming year.  Open enrollment for the federal health insurance program began Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7. Coverage changes made during open enrollment take effect Jan. 1.  “This is the main time that people can change their insurance If […]

‘So many ways hydrogen can go wrong’: Hub announcements viewed with caution

BY: - October 19, 2023

The Friday announcement that seven projects had been selected to receive $7 billion in seed money to kickstart the production of clean hydrogen across the country was billed by President Joe Biden’s administration as a major step toward slashing carbon emissions, creating thousands of domestic jobs and positioning the U.S. as a clean energy leader. […]


EVs good for economic growth, environmental health

BY: - October 12, 2023

A road trip on West Virginia’s interstates this time of the year is always a treat. There’s nothing like seeing the specks of green, yellow, orange and red leaves while breezing down winding roads through mountains and over rivers. I learned recently, though, that electric vehicle owners from other states might be disinclined to see […]


We already know how to lower energy bills — make solar affordable for all

BY: - September 7, 2023

August marked the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and West Virginia had good reason to celebrate. The IRA and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), its 2021 counterpart, have led to numerous exciting project announcements that will revitalize communities while also contributing to a cleaner energy future.  Undoubtedly, residents will benefit […]

Biden administration chooses first 10 drugs for Medicare price negotiations

BY: - August 29, 2023

WASHINGTON — Medicare can now negotiate lower prices for 10 common high-price drugs, cutting out-of-pocket costs for an estimated 9 million seniors and saving taxpayers billions, the Biden administration said Tuesday. Medicare will begin this year to negotiate with the manufacturers of popular medications used to treat blood clots, diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic […]

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Democrats push more resilient, lower-carbon infrastructure at U.S. Senate climate hearing

BY: - July 26, 2023

The changing climate is hurting infrastructure and the national economy, members of a U.S. Senate panel and experts said Wednesday. Members of both parties on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee agreed at a Wednesday hearing on the need for more resilient infrastructure that could withstand the pressures of a changing climate. They also agreed speeding […]