We live in a time where we must find cleaner, more efficient, more affordable ways to produce and use energy, protect our land and water, and promote economic vitality.

At the NRCCE, we are seeking those possibilities. We empower the people who power our world. We get energized by the work they do and want you to know that this is an exciting time for research opportunities in these fields.

We work closely with WVU faculty members to coordinate large-scale, multidisciplinary research and outreach programs. Established in 1979 as the Energy Research Center, today the NRCCE works with more than 100 WVU faculty members and research professionals to conduct programs in:

  • Fuel and Power
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Alternative Transportation Fuels
  • Rural Water Infrastructure

Organizationally, NRCCE reports to the WVU Energy Institute within the Office of Research and assists with other University-wide programs, such as the NETL-Regional University Alliance.

We are a confederation of programs. Each program contributes to our vision of abundant energy and water resources, healthful environment and a robust economy.

We are dedicated to:

  • Securing our nation’s energy needs, and
  • Protecting our environment.

We create and disseminate knowledge and technologies on:

  • The development, delivery, and use of clean, efficient, abundant energy, especially fossil fuel-based energy.
  • The delivery, use, and protection of water quality and quantity, especially related to mining and industrial applications and  for residential use in rural communities.
  • The protection of air quality through energy conservation and alternative transportation vehicles.
  • The management of solid waste, especially in industrial applications and in small, rural communities.
  • The reclamation of land affected by mining and industrial applications.

Advancing innovations for energy and the environment is at the heart of the NRCCE. Our unique collection of programs makes the NRCCE a valuable marketplace for solutions to America’s energy and environmental problems.

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The NRCCE operates on the regular WVU schedule from 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Monday – Friday.

For information about how to contact the NRCCE, go here.

Organizational Chart
The NRCCE’s Organizational Chart lets you see who we are.

NRCCE’s programs total between $10 million to $16 million annually. Program funds are from state, federal, and private sources. Learn more.

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