The outlooks for coal, natural gas and solar are bright, industry representatives told attendees to the Oct. 4 West Virginia Energy Expo at Mylan Park.

The composition of the panel addressing “The Future of West Virginia Energy” reflected the expo’s expanded focus: from just oil and gas in previous years, to coal and renewables now and moving forward.

West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney, West Virginia Independent Oil and Gas Association Executive Director Charlie Burd, West Virginia Solar United Neighborhoods Program Director Karan Ireland, and Energy Efficient West Virginia Outreach and Development Director Xavier Walter all reflected on the future of their industries and the state.

The Dominion Post