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OSU Extension Energy Outreach Program

Welcome to Energize Ohio!  The work presented here is a compilation of the OSU Extension Energy Outreach Program (OSUEEOP) and the Energize Ohio OSU Extension Signature Program, both are a source for non-biased, research-based information addressing Ohio’s evolving energy landscape and critical energy issues impacting Ohioans.  The OSU Extension Energy Outreach Program team meets monthly to discuss ongoing energy trends, programming and learn from an invited guest speakers who present on current energy issues impacting Ohio.   OSUEEOP is co-led by Dan Lima and Gwynn Stewart. Click here to review a recording of past programs. 

The energy library has a wide variety of energy programs and resources including fact sheets, bulletins and videos. A searchable database of energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives can also be filtered to meet individual needs. 


  1. Brent crude oil spot price trends

    Feb 28, 2023

    Between 2012 and 2022, the Brent crude oil spot price averaged $74 per barrel, reaching a 10 year low of $42 per barrel in 2020.  However, since 2020, the Brent crude oil spot price has increased by 141% to $101 per barrel in 2022.  The U.S.

  2. Farmers and rural, small, for-profit businesses encouraged to apply for USDA rural energy program

    Jan 30, 2023

    Submitted by: Eric Romich, OSU Extension Field Specialist, Energy Education

  3. U.S. Primary Energy Consumption Increased in 2021

    Jul 11, 2022

    In a gradual return to pre-pandemic levels, the U.S. primary energy consumption increased by 4 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in 2021.  Fossil fuels accounted for 79% of the 97 quads of primary energy consumption in the United States, while 12% came from renewable energy and an additional 8% was provided by nuclear energy generation.  To read the full article from the U.S. Energy Information Administration please visit, Fossil fuel sources accounted for 79% of U.S. consumption of primary energy in 2021.