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Planning and Financing Energy Efficient Infrastructure in Appalachia
December 2011
The Cadmus Group, Inc., with academic partners West Virginia University Regional Research Institute, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prepared for the Appalachian Regional Commission.
This study describes the benefits of capturing energy efficiency in public infrastructure, identifies best practices in energy conservation being implemented by communities in or near the Appalachian Region, and documents costs and financial returns.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (2 MB)
Energy Workforce Trends and Training Needs in Appalachia
December 2011
Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., with Penn State University
This study uses national data to project future supply and demand for occupations associated with the energy industry in Appalachia, and the number of people enrolled in and graduating from programs in the Regionís institutions of higher education.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (5.1 MB)
The Appalachian Region in 2010: A Census Data Overview
September 2011
Population Reference Bureau
This study examines state- and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, gender, housing occupancy, housing tenure, education, and migration patterns for the 13 Appalachian states.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (5.0 MB)
Green Schools and Sustainability in Appalachia: Case Studies in Rural Practice
March 2011
Rosenfeld, Stuart; Broun, Dan; Beacham, Chris; Bryant, Jenna; Archer-Rosenthal, Dana; Baker, Rose; Passmore, David; Riley, Dave; Liston, Cynthia
Regional Technology Strategies
This report highlights preliminary findings from the study "Energy Workforce Trends and Training Requirements", including case studies of college and university energy programs.
Abstract & Report Contents Report in PDF (2.0 MB)