MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Professor James Van Nostrand, director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the West Virginia University College of Law, has been named to the advisory council of the new Ohio River Valley Institute.
Launched in August 2020, the Ohio River Valley Institute is focused on creating jobs by researching and promoting a clean energy economy in the Appalachian regions of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky.
Van Nostrand has an extensive background in clean energy issues.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve on the Advisory Council of the Ohio River Valley Institute,” he said. “The goals of the Institute — to promote development of a clean energy economy and a more sustainable path for the region — are very compatible with the mission of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. I hope to be able to contribute to the impact of the Institute in shaping the future of the greater Ohio River Valley.”
Van Nostrand and other advisors will provide expertise on economic, technology, and policy-making issues. The institute aims to frequently produce blog posts, articles and white papers, among other works.
Heather Stephens, an associate professor of Resource Economics and Management at WVU’s Davis College, is also a member of the Ohio River Valley Institute Advisory Council.