September 12, 2017

Manchin Co-Chairs Energy Subcommittee, Highlights $130 Million in Funding for Intel

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today co-chaired a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Power hearing on the Department of Energy’s national lab system. Senator Manchin introduced Dr. Brian Anderson, who leads the West Virginia University Energy Institute, and talked about his work on the Senate Appropriations Committee to secure full funding for the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) in Morgantown.

Senator Manchin said in part: “The lab that I hold near and dear to my heart is the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL). With a sprawling complex in Morgantown, West Virginia that employs approximately 612 people, NETL has delivered some of our most important energy innovations in recent decades. NETL has expertise in coal, oil and gas technologies as well as energy systems and international energy issues. As I member of the Senate Appropriations Committee I was happy to help secure $130 million in critical funding for NETL and look forward to working with WVU and NETL further on a variety of energy opportunities including the Appalachian Storage Hub as well as developing a domestic industry for rare earth elements.” 

Dr. Brian Anderson of the West Virginia University testified on the importance of the NETL's partnerships with WVU and the Morgantown community.  

To watch a video of the Senator’s remarks, please click here.