West Virginia regulators accuse American Electric Power of driving up costs with skimpy use of its coal plants. Others say the high costs of those aging plants are a growing burden to citizens in one of the nation's poorest states.
West Virginia is a standout in its allegiance to coal power.
Democrats have full control over state governments in Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois, uniquely positioning them as they begin spending federal funds to expand EV infrastructure with an eye toward environmental justice.
Arthur Burton founded his renewable energy company, AMB Renewable, three years ago in Chicago to help ensure that disadvantaged communities are part of the transition to clean energy. For him, the injection of $7.5 billion in federal funds into electric vehicle infrastructure nationwide marks the start of a clean energy future that truly includes everyone.
If it sticks, the agreement to compensate developing countries for global warming costs could be the biggest advance in global climate policy since the 2015 Paris Agreement.
SHARM El-SHEIKH, Egypt—A new COP27 agreement that establishes a funding mechanism to compensate developing countries for losses and damages caused by global warming may be the biggest breakthrough in global climate policy since the 2015 Paris Agreement.