Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hydropower update

In this week's issue of The State Journal, I have a few stories related to hydropower and coal-fired power.

An overview of hydro development in West Virginia is here.

Here's a piece on rehabilitating the 112-year-old hydroelectric station on the Kanawha River at Glen Ferris.

And here's something on American Electric Power's announcement last week that it would accelerate plans to shut down several older coal-fired power plants, including some on the Ohio River. And here's another.

That in addition to some other stuff in there, and I had a pretty busy week.