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Hydraulic Fracturing   Fracking  Cracking   Marcellus Shale

WV Big Tree Program    Wind Turbine    Lake Lynn    Hawks Nest Tunnel Power

Energy / Natural Resources in West Virginia

What Does a Coal Plant Scrubber Look Like?

Mountain State Science – Clean Coal Technology

Clean Coal Research

Hyperbolic Stack Natural Draft Cooling Tower

Coal Fired Power Plant

How Electricity is Made from Coal

How a Coal Power Station Works

Unloading Coal Cars with a Rotary Dumper

Unloading a Coal Train

Unloading a CSX Aggregate Car

Coal Loading

Coal Tipple

The Heart of the Mine

Coal Preparation Plant

The Land of Mountaintop Removal

“Where Does Our Coal Come From?” – Open Pit/Surface Mining

Highwall Mining

Bailey Coal Mine in Wind Ridge PA serves up 45,000 tons of coal per day

Principles of Longwall Mining

Room & Pillar Mining Process

Underground Mining

Take A Ride Into A Mine

Pioneering Underground Mining

How Do They Do It? – Coal Mining

Types of Coal Mines

US Dept. of Energy’s ‘Coal is our Most Important Fuel’

US Dept. of Energy Coal Posters

Marcellus to Manufacturing

Hydrocarbon Cracking and Why It Is Done

Hydraulic Fracturing

Horizontal Drilling

Animation of Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)

Natural Gas – Fueling the Blue Flame

Looking Down an Oil Well

US Dept. of Energy Oil and Natural Gas Posters

Shale Gas 101

Burning Springs – A History of the Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and natural gas: The rise of West Virginia — WVONGA celebrates 100th anniversary with book, social media campaign

History of WV Mineral Industries – Oil and Gas

Oil And Gas

Hawks Nest / Glen Ferris

Lake Lynn

How Hydroelectricity Works

Energy 101: Hydroelectric Power

Hydropower Basics

Hydroelectric Energy in West Virginia

Power Plant and Wind Turbines – Mt. Storm, WV

Wind Energy in West Virginia

How to Build a Windfarm

Energy 101: Wind Turbines

Energy 101: Wind Power

Wind Energy Basics


Feasibility of Deep Direct Use Geothermal on the WVU Campus – Morgantown, WV

West Virginia Is a Geothermal Hot Spot

Geothermal Energy Research in West Virginia

Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps

Energy 101: Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Resources

Turning the corner in West Virginia

The Dam Has Broken And West Virginia Has Awoken To Solar Power

Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power

Energy 101: Solar PV

Solar Power Basics

Solar Photovoltaic Technology Basics

Solar Radiation Basics

How Does Solar Work?

WVU researchers leading $10 million sustainable biomass to value-added bioproducts project

Biomass in West Virginia

Energy 101: Feedstocks for Biofuels and More

Energy 101: Algae-to-Fuels

Energy 101 – Biofuels

Biopower Basics

“Bioenergy Technology Office” – US Dept. of Energy


Mountain State Science – Renewable Energy

Lab 304: Alternative Fuels

Ramping Up Renewable Energy . . .

Clean Energy

West Virginia Energy Profile and Energy Estimates

US Department of Energy

West Virginia Office of Energy

Wood Products

Farming for West Virginia Timber

West Virginia Forestry Association

Hardwood Alliance Zone

Tree Champions of West Virginia

Big Tree Program

“Logging the Forests of West Virginia” – Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

West Virginia Division of Forestry

West Virginia Forests

Plants and Animals

Helpful Resources

Clay in West Virginia

Sandstone in West Virginia

Limestone in West Virginia

Iron in West Virginia

Salt in West Virginia

History of West Virginia Mineral Industries

West Virginia Office of Energy

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