How much is public land worth in Ohio?

How much is public land worth in Ohio?

by Brent Sohngen (sohngen.1@osu.edu) Well, it’s spring again and flowers are starting to show. My favorite is the snow trillium. Hard to find, but worth the walk. It’s not the state flower of Ohio, but it should be. It’s a…

Renewable energy market conditions and outlook

Renewable energy market conditions and outlook

This post written by Paige Lampman (Lampman.11@osu.edu)   US: Renewable Energy Capacity Renewables have been gaining speed since 2010, and since 2015, the costs have fallen to levels competitive with traditional energy sources. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects…

Oil and Natural Gas Market Assessment and Outlook

Oil and Natural Gas Market Assessment and Outlook

This assessment and outlook for oil and natural gas markets was written by Paige Lampman (lampman.11@osu.edu).   The key word in energy for 2022 is uncertainty, which has been growing throughout the year so far. And unfortunately for consumers, uncertainty…

Ohio Scenic Rivers Program Response to Op-Ed

In response to my Op-Ed in the Columbus Dispatch on 4/6/2022 (here), Ohio Scenic Rivers Program Manager Bob Gable sent the following note to the Ohio Watersheds list-serv. I am copying it here, as well as providing the two attachments…

For the sake of the future, Ohio must do more to protect its rivers

(this Op-Ed appeared in the Columbus Dispatch on 4/6/2022 (click here for original) (the study on which this article is based can be found at: https://go.osu.edu/little-miami) As a kid, I remember looking down in awe at the Little Miami River…

AEDE Carbon Market Outlook 2022

by Brent Sohngen (sohngen.1@osu.edu) As we enter into Outlook season here in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, it’s useful to provide a quick update on carbon markets.  I recently wrote an outlook piece for the Ohio Soybean…

Energy costs on the march. Are solar, wind and other renewable energy to blame?

This column appeared in the Columbus Dispatch on October 15, 2021.  See it here. by Brent Sohngen, Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Ohio State University The last year has been crazy in energy markets. The grid in Texas…

Biomass Energy from Forests Can Be Sustainable and Carbon Neutral

by Brent Sohngen (sohngen.1@osu.edu) Originally published by Inside Sources The issue of carbon neutrality for wood-based bioenergy just won’t go away. In recent months, Politico, The New York Times and CNN all have run high level stories that take the…

What’s all the buzz about climate change?

by Brent Sohngen, Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Ohio State University There has been an avalanche of news about climate change.  President Biden hosted a bunch of heads of state at a climate conference, and announced a pledge…

The Benefits of Ohio Public Natural Spaces

The Benefits of Ohio Public Natural Spaces

Brent Sohngen, Dept. of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics Ohio doesn’t have a mountain, and we aren’t all that close to the ocean, but what Ohio lacks in altitude or coastal amenities, our natural areas make up for in attitude. …