Empty port tests Trump's promise to save coal
LONGVIEW, Wash. — Longview was designed and built by a timber baron in the early 1900s to serve what was then the world's largest sawmill. Now it represents one of the coal industry's greatest hopes for expansion — or even survival.
Why a European takeover could boost American offshore wind
Danish wind giant Ørsted A/S said yesterday it will acquire Deepwater Wind LLC for $510 million, reshaping America's nascent offshore industry just as a series of Northeastern states prepare to test the waters of the Atlantic with major new projects.
Wash. failed twice to tax carbon. Is 2018 different?
CENTRALIA, Wash. — Bob Guenther spent 34 years tending to a massive coal plant here in the shadow of Mount Rainier.
EPA toxin move helps industry a little. But at what cost?
When EPA issued a rule in 2015 to restrict coal plants from dumping toxic wastewater, environmentalists were elated. But the victory was short-lived.
Coal disappears in the heartland as renewables get cheaper
Coal has long been the fuel of choice in the Midwest. But two utility announcements this week highlight the change underfoot in the heartland: Coal is in retreat, and renewables are stepping in to fill the void.