Storing energy could help cut climate emissions

From a recent Ohio State press release, details on research involving a Buckeye in the College of Engineering:

“Electricity grids that incorporate storage for power sourced from renewable resources could cut carbon dioxide emissions substantially more than systems that simply increase renewably sourced power, a new study has found.

“The study, published … in the journal Nature Communications, found that storage could help make more efficient use of power generated by sources such as wind and solar and could help power grids move away from relying on fossil fuels for energy.”

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Find helpful renewable-energy resources—videos, fact sheets, and more; for businesses, homes, and farms—on CFAES’ Energize Ohio website. (Photo: Eric Romich, CFAES.)

Can beef be part of a sustainable food system?

Sara Place, senior director of sustainable beef production research with the Centennial, Colorado-based National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, presents “Beef in a Sustainable Food System” (“Can a sustainable global food system include beef?”) from 10–11:30 a.m. Jan. 11 in Ohio State’s Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. There’s no charge to attend.

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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 …

National Climate Assessment poem, Midwest edition, #4: Gassy But Solutions Exist

wind turbine imageKey Message 4 for the Midwest, “Fossil-Fuel Dependent Electricity System,” from the third National Climate Assessment, released May 6, 2014 (first post):

The Midwest has a highly energy-intensive economy

With per capita emissions of greenhouse gases

More than 20 percent higher than the national average. The region

Also has a large and increasingly utilized

Potential to reduce emissions

That cause climate change.

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