Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE)

Appalachian's Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) was established in November 2008 to enhance opportunities for faculty and students whose research interests involve the environment, energy and economics and especially intersections thereof.  We do this by supporting interdisciplinary research clusters, fostering beneficial collaborations and associations, funding student research grants and offering post-award grants management for funded projects.

The Institute serves as an umbrella organization for three centers including the Appalachian Energy Center and the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA), which currently exist, and the Southern Appalachian Environmental Research and Education Center (SAEREC), which has been proposed. The Centers represent the three major elements of research and educational outreach concerning the the environment, energy, and economics.

Because of its setting, Appalachian has drawn faculty and students who have a strong commitment and interest in environmental issues and expressed in many forms from energy conservation and innovative technologies to environmental economic policies. The University has built a reputation from its strong academic programs, community outreach and interdisciplinary research initiatives. Today, many faculty members across colleges and multiple disciplines focus on research at the intersection of energy, the environment and economic policy.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 3:42pm
The High Country Press recently published a nice writeup on the upcoming RIEEE-sponsored event,...
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:33am
RIEEE launched the CONCERT (CONducting ComplEx Research Together) Grant program several years ago...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:13am
RIEEE became a GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Partner in 2017...
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Dr. Nicole Bennett
Interim Director, Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics
401 Academy Street
234 IG Greer Hall
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32131
Boone, NC 28608

ph: (828) 262-2764
fax: (828) 262-6553