AEP / Coal / Energy

The truth about coal’s future in Southern W.Va.

CHARLESTON, WV — “Perhaps I’m reading too much into it, and perhaps part of it was the way the stories were reported by two different reporters (neither of which was me — and I didn’t attend Akins’ appearance in Charleston or the company’s annual meeting). But it struck me as a bit of playing to your audience. To shareholders worried about their bottom line, the message was that AEP is diversifying and moving away from what is fast becoming a costly and out of favor fuel. To West Virginia business leaders — always a crowd who wants to hear how great a future coal has — the message was to not worry and be happy. Nothing to see there with those projections of huge declines in Central Appalachian coal production. Just move along.”

— Ken Ward, Jr., Charleston Gazette

Read the whole story: http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2012/04/25/the-truth-about-coals-future-in-southern-w-va/#more-23310

Tags: