When it comes to boosting the use of solar and wind energy, “Ohio can do better,” reporter Peter Krouse wrote yesterday in a slideshow story on cleveland.com — and until it does, it’s losing out on “the economic benefits that come from a fast-growing industry.” Among those benefits are jobs. The slideshow went with a main story by Krouse, called “Renewing our commitment to renewable energy: Impact 2016,” which says it’s the first installment in a series that “will examine why Ohio lags behind other states in promoting renewable energy and what we might do to catch up, or get ahead.” Check it out.
CFAES scientists didn’t work on this, and it’s still in development, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless. Or at least just pretty cool-looking. Art meets tech meets catching the wind. Picture one in your yard. In front of your office. In a grove, say, of dozens on Ohio State’s Oval …
Experts from industry and academia will share their expertise on emerging green energy opportunities during a daylong workshop to be held Nov. 12 at CFAES’s research arm in Wooster, OARDC. Press release here. Event flier with agenda and registration form here. There’s a discount for early registration (by Nov. 4) and for students. (Photo: iStock.)
More and more farms, schools, and businesses in Ohio are producing their own renewable energy — through onsite wind and solar systems, for instance, which collectively go by the name distributed energy. And more and more, CFAES’s statewide outreach arm, OSU Extension, is lending its expertise to help them do it. Read the story …
Cleveland and cities like it could get all their energy from local renewable sources, says a recent OARDC study. Doing this, the study’s authors say, would create new jobs, keep millions in the cities’ economies, and benefit the environment. Read the story.
Read more about OARDC’s upcoming Renewable Energy Workshop here.
OARDC will hold a renewable energy workshop in Wooster Nov. 8. The focus: Wind, solar, and bioenergy. It’s a great chance to hear directly from the experts and, in the afternoon, to visit three places where they’re putting renewable energy into practice. Get the complete program and signup details here (pdf). Note: Register by Nov. 2 and save $10.
Here’s a closer look at how OSU Extension helped bring wind energy to Van Wert and Paulding counties (video, 4:08).