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The West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“WV3C”) is a nonprofit organization based in Morgantown, WV.

The WV3C is dedicated to helping West Virginians and their neighbors address the crisis of global warming and climate change. We invite you to join our effort.

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Great speakers at Monday, May 16 Hybrid Webinar: “Utility-Scale Solar — A Revolution in Progress.”

Large solar panel installations that can connect to the electric power grid are proliferating across America. Plans to site these “utility-scale solar” installations in Appalachia on previously mined lands have captured public attention. What does this revolution in clean energy technology mean for our society?  What can we expect as its revolutionary future unfolds?

To help answer these questions, on Monday, May 16, 2022 the West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“WV3C”) presented a free, live, audience-interactive, hybrid webinar program – in-person in Morgantown, WV and online via Zoom.

You can see a news story about the program at WV Center on Climate Change: The latest on solar | WBOY.com.

The main speaker was David Feldman, Senior Financial Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (“NREL”). 

Serving as a panelist was Daniel Chiotos, Sales and Market Development Director at Mountain View Solar in Berkeley Springs, WV.

Also serving as a panelist was Betsy Arlen, Director of Development and Real Estate for Sun Tribe Development, a provider of large-scale renewable energy solutions.

The in-person venue was the West Virginia University Media Innovation Center in Morgantown. Thanks for their great hospitality!

A video recording will be available soon. Register here for free in-person and/or online attendance, or email  info@wvclimate.org.

COMING UP: a July 27 online webinar: “’Blue is the New Green’ – Labor Unions Tackle the Climate Crisis.”

Scroll down for more information on the WV3C and our programs and people.  To see past WV3C webinar programs, go to the WV3C Youtube Channel.

For the latest on climate science and policy with a West Virginia focus, visit and follow WV3C at the West Virginia Center on Climate Change on Facebook.  Thanks for your climate concern!

Thanks to the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation and the Dunn Foundation for making these programs possible.


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Our Mission

We work in West Virginia and the surrounding region to help meet the challenge of global warming and the climate crisis.

WV3C programs emphasize impacts and issues that are most important to West Virginians, presented in non-confrontational opportunities for learning and dialogue. 

The West Virginia Center on Climate Change takes an “all of the above” position on climate solutions.  We welcome tax-deductible donations from individuals and foundations.


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Our Strategy

The WV3C organizes live and online educational programs and media outreach that bring scientific and policy expertise about the climate crisis to West Virginians and our neighbors.

Our expert-led nonpartisan programs — in a wide range of community settings — are based on peer-reviewed research and solid experience and scholarship. 

We partner with a diverse group of individuals, organizations, and institutions.

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Our People

The WV3C Advisory Board are Emily Calandrelli; Rafe Pomerance; James Van Nostrand; Patrick McGinley; and Evan Hansen.  The WV3C Project Staff is Haley Paul  Tom Rodd is the Project Supervisor. 

Scholars, professionals, and other experts provide advice and content for WV3C programs.