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UT and WVU Release Research on Coal Demand in Appalachia

Dramatic decreases in Appalachian coal production over the past decade have put many regional industries at risk for economic decline, according to joint research released today by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and West Virginia University.

The report, An Economic Analysis of the Appalachian Coal Industry Ecosystem, is the first comprehensive assessment of the current and potential effects the changing coal industry may have on the Appalachian region. The research was funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the US Economic Development Administration.

UT’s interdisciplinary team included researchers from the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in the Haslam College of Business, the Center for Transportation Research in the Tickle College of Engineering, and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

Read more about the research study »

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