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The future of energy in West Virginia


For years, energy leaders, environmental experts and government entities have been working to find ways to decrease and divert greenhouse gases emitted into the atmos­phere while burning fossil fuels. While resources like coal and natural gas will continue to be part of West Virginia’s economy and the U.S. energy policy for years to come, advancements in carbon capture and sequestration can help mitigate the risks associated with their biproducts.

“As we develop new, advanced energy technologies, fossil fuel resources will provide the energy America continues to need to power our grid and economy and to remain the superpower of the world,” says Senator Joe Manchin. “That said, we have a responsibility to produce and use our fossil fuels cleaner than anywhere else, and carbon capture, utilization and sequestration can help us to do just that.”

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