In wake of Trump victory, power CEO says take another look at coal
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Jeffery Keffer, president and CEO of Longview Power LLC, is hoping that under a Donald Trump presidency, his West Virginia power plant can serve as a blueprint for new coal generation. "I see a lot of smiling faces around here these days," Keffer told S&P Global Market Intelligence. "I think people are really very happy about the fact they were able to take a position and they were able to follow through on it, and now they're very interested in seeing what the future brings versus just a week or so ago when there was major concern about what the future may bring. There's a lot of hope here in coal country."
US Energy Secretary speaks on clean energy and WV jobs
When the United States Secretary of Energy spoke in Morgantown Monday at the Mid-Atlantic Region Energy Innovation Forum the conversation quickly centered around tax incentives and the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plan.
Energy secretary to tour West Virginia coal power plant
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is scheduled to visit a West Virginia coal-fired power plant alongside congressional leaders.
Energy remains vital to state’s economy
The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia is in the midst of one of the most challenging economic periods in the state’s history due mostly to the collapse of the coal industry — down 51 percent in the state since 2010 — and the lack of economic diversification to lessen our dependence on that industry for jobs and as a tax base.
WVU economist tells Senators Capito and Manchin six counties now in “great depression”
Some of the testimony showed a potential path forward for the coal and natural gas industries. Jeff Keffer, CEO of Longview Power LLC, testified about the Longview Power Plant’s overwhelmingly positive results in efficiency and low heat emissions.