“Access to affordable, clean energy is one of the most complex, far-reaching issues of our time.” – Richard Bajura in Times WV

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MARCH 22, 2015 BY TRACY NOVAK

Bajura interviewed on factors impacting coal for Energy and Industry Annual Report

Richard Bajura, NRCCE Director

Richard Bajura, NRCCE Director

Morgantown, W.Va. – “Forcasting coal’s future, at best, is a complex enterprise,” wrote Cliff Nichols quoting President Barack Obama in his story for the Times West Virginian’s Energy and Industry Annual Report.

In order to get a better understanding, Nichols interviewed NRCCE Director Richard Bajura who explained some of the many factors impacting the coal industry and how cleaner coal technologies keep evolving to address these issues.

“Access to affordable, clean energy is one of the most complex and far-reaching issues of our time,” said Bajura.  “Like others WVU knows that a multipronged plan to deal with energy is required.  This effort is decreasing the United States’ use of coal.  But for now coal is in the energy mix and is a vital source of power.

The NRCCE will continue to research cleaner technologies to decrease coal’s impact on the environment as part of its mix of energy and environmental programs.”

Read more in the Times West Virginian.

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CONTACT:  Richard Bajura; NRCCE Director
304.293.6034; Richard.Bajura@mail.wvu.edu

The National Research Center for Coal and Energy is an energy and environmental program at West Virginia University.