WVU Law Energy Conference | April 24, 2013 | Natural Gas as the Bridge to Sustainability & Economic Growth
West Virginia is at the center of energy production.
The energy industry in West Virginia is the cornerstone of the state’s economy, and the Center is well positioned to play a prominent role in shaping the energy and environmental policies of the future.
Become a leader in energy law and policy.
The Center conducts objective, unbiased research and policy analyses providing a forum for issues to be explored by various stakeholders, and promotes policies that balance the demand for energy resources alongside the need to reduce environmental impacts.
Focus on the future.
- Receive training to become the next generation of energy and environmental attorneys.
- Promote sustainable practices.
- Train local officials in sustainable land use policy practices.
- Encourage development of clean energy technologies.
- Advance the role of utilities in pursuing clean energy
First Energy Moot Court Competition in the Nation
WVU Law established the nation’s first moot court competition focused on energy and sustainability issues in March 2011. The competition has grown from 7 teams in the first year to 18 teams in the second year, and 24 teams from 15 universities for the Third Annual Competition in March 2013. The competition promotes development of appellate advocacy skills, with a particular emphasis on the convergence of energy and sustainability issues. It is coordinated by a student-led moot court board.