WVU faculty awarded Big 12 research grants

Eleven West Virginia University faculty members have been awarded research grants from the Office of the Provost as part of the 2017-2018 Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program.

WVU coal report: State coal industry stable in short term, declining in long term

Coal mine output totaled 80 million short tons in 2016, just over half of the 158 million short tons in 2008. While the baseline forecast calls for statewide coal production to approach 89 million short tons in 2017 and remain in the upper 80 million ton range into the early 2020s, the secular decline in demand for West Virginia coal will continue and lead to output sinking below 80 million tons by 2030.

Mountain State Business Index: West Virginia continues on path of economic recovery

The Mountain State Business Index (MSBI) recorded a trace increase in May, marking the ninth time the index has improved on a month-to-month basis out of the last 10 months. Economists at West Virginia University said the MSBI has risen 1.9 percent on an annualized basis over the last six months, and has also notched a 1.6 percent gain over its May 2016 reading.

WVU national moot court competition to focus on state fuel-source subsidies

Law students from across the country will be in Morgantown March 16-18 for the seventh annual National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition hosted by the West Virginia University College of Law. Students in the competition will argue a legal problem involving a state’s effort to subsidize electricity generators using particular fuel sources, such as coal, in order to produce local economic benefits.