Analyze energy policies, and their impact on use of these resources, carbon management, environmental, and infrastructure    

The WVU Energy Institute highlights and supports the following strategic areas of emphasis: 

Energy Policy Centers and consortia at WVU

Center / Program Description

Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Since the 1940s, the BBER's mission has been to serve the people of West Virginia by providing the state's business and policymaking communities with reliable data and rigorous applied economic research and analysis that enables the state's leaders to design better business practices and public policies.


Center for Energy and Sustainable Development

The Center for Energy and Sustainable Development is an energy and environmental public policy and research organization at the WVU College of Law. The Center focuses on promoting practices that will balance the continuing demand for energy resources—and the associated economic benefits—alongside the need to reduce the environmental impacts of developing the earth’s natural resources.


John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy & Politics

The John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics is a new unit within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. By formally linking the existing departments of Political Science and Public Administration and the degree programs in International Studies, Leadership Studies, and Legal Studies, we aim to provide students with a top-quality education in these fields; to produce cutting-edge research with important prescriptive implications; and to work with partners in the university community and government offices to support the creation of wise public policies that will improve the quality of life for West Virginians and people around the world.

Regional Research Institute

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Regional science is an interdisciplinary field that links economics, geography, planning, and other social sciences. Regional scientists use quantitative methods and mathematical models to study economic and social phenomena in a regional setting. The Institute’s forte has been its pioneering research on methods for analyzing regions and its multidisciplinary approach to studying regional development.