Ensuring that energy production is balanced with minimizing negative impacts to our air and water resources   

The WVU Energy Institute focuses WVU’s research in Environmental Stewardship in these areas of emphasis:

Environmental Stewardship Centers and consortia at WVU

Center / Program Description
Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions (CAFEE)

A non-profit research center operating within academic surroundings, CAFEE is a $4 million annual enterprise within the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. The CAFEE staff works extensively on emission reduction research — particularly engine technologies, post-combustion technologies, after-treatment evaluation, and fuel technologies.
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.
WV Water Research Institute (WVWRI)

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The West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI), a program of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University, has been in existence since 1967 and serves as a statewide vehicle for performing research related to water issues. WVWRI serves as the coordinating body for the following programs: the National Mine Land Reclamation Center, Appalachian Clean Streams Initiative, Acid Drainage Technology Initiative, Water Resources Research, Environmental Technology Division, Geotechnical Engineering, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center, and Hydrology Research Center.