Attention, Tesla, Bolt, Volt, Pacifica Hybrid, i3, and (in the above case), i-MiEV owners, to name just a few: The new Science Building at our CFAES Wooster campus includes a charging station for electric vehicles.
You can see how the charger works in the video above (1:30), and you can learn about the building in “Cutting-Edge in Wooster.”
“Let’s make biking work!” It’s a worthwhile goal for traffic, environmental and health reasons, and it’s the title of the Thursday, Nov. 15, breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN).
Seen just now at the green car cruise-in at the Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair at CFAES Wooster: a red Chevy Bolt (electric, 238-mile range), a red Chevy Volt (extended range electric), a sharp white futuristic first-generation Nissan Leaf (electric), a cool space-pod-looking Mitsubishi i-MiEV (electric; range, about 60 miles), a red Ford C-MAX (gas-electric hybrid), CFAES scientist Fred Michel’s green Ford Escape hybrid with custom after-market roof-mounted solar panel, and a sleek dark-blue Tesla Model S 100D (electric, 351-mile range).
The fair and cruise-in go until 4 p.m. today. At 1 p.m., the parking lot, next to CFAES Wooster’s Fisher Auditorium, was filling fast but still had plenty of spaces. The food trucks smelled fantastic.
CFAES Wooster’s Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair on Thursday will have, among other things, a green car cruise-in. You can check out a range of alternative-fuel cars and trucks — biogas, biodiesel, ethanol, electricity and hybrid systems — and talk to their owners, too. Among them should be a Tesla. (Photo: iStock.)
A series of new free publications co-written by CFAES specialist Eric Romich will help you untangle the complexities of investing in solar energy, says a recent story in the High Plains Journal. It gives you a link to the series.
Lew Blaustein of GreenSportsBlog wrote on “How Ohio State is tackling clean energy and zero waste” — including efforts by Ohio Stadium and by CFAES’s research arm, OARDC — yesterday in GreenBiz. Read the story.
Next in the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series: A five-day solar electric workshop at OEFFA’s office in the Ohio Lumbermen’s Building, 41 Croswell Road, Columbus. The focus: In-depth, hands-on lectures and labs on designing and installing a photovoltaic system for your home or farm. “At the end of the week,” the tour blurb says, “you will have the opportunity to sit for an internationally recognized certification Level 1 examination offered by the Electronic Technicians Association, which allows you to receive a respected industry credential demonstrating your knowledge.” There’s a sizable (but should be worth it) cost for this one. For details, click here, scroll to p. 19.
“Issues related to energy development are often emotionally charged, with the potential for conflict.” So writes CFAES’s Eric Romich in “The Role of Extension in Energy Education,” published this month in the Journal of Extension. Romich is an OSU Extension energy development specialist. “Looking forward to the next 100 years,” he continues, “it is time for Extension to adapt and mobilize research and educational programming to address critical energy issues facing our nation.” Read the article. (Photo: Creatas.)