Oct. 27 workshop: Statewide impacts of shale development

An energy infrastructure workshop called Statewide Impacts of Shale and Alternative Energy Development, hosted by CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, is Tuesday, Oct. 27, on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. You’re invited to attend. Shale oil and gas development and its effects on landowners, communities and public officials (through land leasing, influxes of workers, building new pipelines and more) will be a main focus. Read more here and here. Register here (the cost is $30 and includes lunch).

Greener, more energy-efficient homes and places of worship

Saving energy 2People’s homes and places of worship can be greener. They can save energy, save money and cut their climate change-causing greenhouse gas emissions. A speaker at CFAES’s Farm Science Review, which is Sept. 22-24 in London, Ohio, will show how …

Bright future, energetic goals

What has CFAES meant to Miranda McClendon, a senior honors student from Gary, Indiana, in the Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability program? “I can really see the change in me, and the growth.” Get to know her, and her energy- and community-related goals after graduation, in this new video. (Video: Walter Warkus, CFAES Communications.)

Report details chemicals at drilling site fire

Rick Reitzel of WCMH-TV, Columbus, interviewed Julie Weatherington-Rice, adjunct assistant professor in CFAES’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, for a story about last month’s fire, and the chemicals now being reported as being involved, at a hydraulic fracturing well site in southeast Ohio. Watch.

Drilling for answers

2013_EnergyShale484_5Ohio State scientists, including from CFAES, talk about their research on shale energy — what they’re doing, what they’re planning, what they’d like to do down the road — in a recent press release. “The shale energy industry is moving very quickly,” Zuzana Bohrerova, coordinator of Ohio State’s Shale Environmental Management Research Cluster, says in the release, “and there’s not really much science behind what’s happening and what impact it can have, good or bad.”

Extending networks

richard mooreRichard Moore, pictured, executive director of Ohio State’s Environmental Sciences Network and professor in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, has been appointed associate director for academics in the university’s Office of Energy and Environment. Among his achievements, he is known for leading a team that worked closely with farmers to improve water quality in northeast Ohio’s Sugar Creek watershed.

‘What the future of energy, and our world, might look like’

A reminder that global energy expert Daniel Yergin will speak tomorrow (April 2) at Ohio State in Columbus. He’s a Pulitzer Prize winner for his book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power and is the author of the current bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Audience questions, a book signing, and a reception will follow right after. Free and open to the public. See previous posts here and here.

Earlier in the day, Yergin will present “The Quest: The Future of Energy” to Ohio State students (10 a.m. in the Ohio Union’s U.S. Bank Conference Theater).

For details on both events, contact Gina Langen in Ohio State’s Office of Energy and Environment, langen.2@osu.edu.

April 2: Pulitzer Prize winner, energy expert to speak at Ohio State

Daniel Yergin The QuestDaniel Yergin, CNBC global energy expert and a Pulitzer Prize winner for his book The Prize, will present “The Future of Energy and the World” on April 2 at Ohio State. Get details here. His new book, The Quest, is described as “a sweeping history of the energies — from oil and gas to solar and wind — that animate the modern world, and a riveting story of where we are today, and what the future of energy — and our world — might look like.” His talk has 13 co-sponsors, including CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Environmental Professionals Network, which is a service of the school.