98 – West Virgina’s Reliance on Coal: the problem with switching to clean energy

Today Chris and Johan are joined by James Van Nostrand, Director at the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, Professor of Law at West Virginia University and author of The Coal Trap: How West Virginia Was Left Behind in the Clean Energy Revolution. Professor Van Nostrand discusses the political and environmental landscape in West Virginia, a state holding on to their coal mining past and present, even as the world is moving on to renewable energies.