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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

University of Tennessee

Appalachia and the Future of Energy

The focus of the University of Tennessees 2011 ATP project will be the future of energy in rural Appalachia. Americas changing energy portfolio will, no doubt, have a profound effect on many Appalachian communities.  Increases in nuclear production, a likely transition away from coal reliance, and the increasing use of renewable sources will dramatically change the character and economy of many communities. Students participating in this years project will research and develop a likely energy portfolio for the Appalachian region and then measure the potential impacts of this portfolio on five distressed Appalachian counties:  Greene County, PA; Pendleton County, VW; Pike County, KY; Johnson County, TN; and Lawrence County, AL. They will then offer policy recommendations to help mitigate the effects of this change and produce positive subregional outcomes.

Final Report

Contact Information:

Tim Ezzell, Ph.D.
Director Community Partnership Center
University of Tennessee
UT Conference Center, Suite 311
Knoxville, TN 37996-0645
Telephone: 865-974-9036


Previous Conference Participation:  2010     2009

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Alfred State

Appalachian State University

Auburn University

East Tennessee State University

Fairmont State University

Frostburg State University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Radford University

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

University of North Georgia

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

University of Tennessee

Zane State College


Emory and Henry College

Mississippi State University

Mississippi University for Women

Morehead State University

Northeast Alabama Community College

Ohio University

Shawnee State University

Virginia Tech

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