Company says Brooke County Power’s gas-fired plant project off for now

Brian Skinner Economy, Gas and Oil

Charleston Gazette-Mail — By Joe Severino Staff writer  – October 10, 2020 The Brooke County Power plant project is off, at least for now. The company behind the project, Energy Solutions Consortium, announced Friday the project won’t be moving forward, for the time being. β€œDue to changing conditions in the energy and financial markets, the company …Read More

865,000 women leave the workforce last month.

Brian Skinner COVID-19, Economy

The Lilly — Soo Youn — October 7, 2020 Jenai A. Rossow was working full time at a county clinic near Ithaca, N.Y., when shelter-in-place orders forced the first overhaul of her work life. The mother of two and social worker was able to use paid emergency leave as schools and day cares shut down. …Read More

Virgin Hyperloop to build Hyperloop Certification Center in West Virginia

Brian Skinner Economy, Technology

By Brian Skinner, Esq. Today, Virgin Hyperloop announced it will locate a certification facility on nearly 800 acres of land spanning Tucker and Grant counties, where it will leverage intellectual capital and resources from Marshall University, West Virginia University and from across the state. The announcement comes after years of testing and developing hyperloop technology at …Read More

Should West Virginia Employ an Antigen Testing Strategy that Prioritizes Infectiousness Over Infections?

Brian Skinner COVID-19, Economy

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. Earlier this week, global airlines called for pre-departure Covid-19 testing for all international passengers to replace the quarantines that they blame for exacerbating the decline in air travel. International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General Alexandre de Juniac said during an online media briefing, rapid and affordable antigen tests that …Read More

Income and Wealth Inequality and How It Limits Our Economic Potential

Brian Skinner Economy, State Fiscal & Economic Policy

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. In an important new book Heather Boushey, the Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, writes about the transformation underway in economics that is upsetting conventional wisdom about how our nation can deliver strong, stable, and broadly shared economic growth. Unbound-How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do …Read More

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