Appalachia and Energy in Transition

News subtitle

Students dive deep during an “energy immersion trip” to West Virginia and Washington.

Doug Fala speaks to Constance Legrand and Luc Cote, wearing safety vests and hard hats
(Video by Chris Johnson)

Appalachia Trip Photos     Flickr
Trips Coverage Roundup


Nine students spent spring break last month on the Appalachia Energy Immersion Trip, visiting energy hot spots including a natural gas company, a coal mine, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory in West Virginia. They explored towns, worked on community-led projects, and met with stakeholders throughout the region. The 10-day trip ended in Washington, D.C., to confer with policymakers on federal energy policy.

Sponsored by the Dartmouth Sustainability Office and the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, the trip helped students understand the history and impacts of energy production in Appalachia and the ways the region is adapting to a rapidly changing energy landscape. 

Chris Johnson