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As the coordinating institution for energy research at WVU, the Energy Institute works with stakeholders within the university, across the state and region, and globally to help stimulate economic development in West Virginia.
In 2019, the National Research Center for Coal and Energy was merged into the Energy Institute in recognition of the focus and important role it has played in WVU's long-standing commitment to research into safe, reliable and environmentally protective extraction and uses of West Virginia's coal resources.
We are dedicated to:
- securing our nation’s energy needs, and
- protecting our environment