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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.  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. 

News

  1. University sees sustainability improvements from energy partnership

    Aug 26, 2019

    University sees sustainability improvements from energy partnershipHighlights after two years include conservation measures, plans for new plant https://news.osu.edu/university-sees-sustainability-improvements-from-en....


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  2. Wind farm

    Work begins on $300M Scioto Ridge wind farm

    Jul 9, 2019

    Innogy, a German renewable energy company, has officially started work on a 250-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Hardin and Logan counties, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The $300-million Scioto Ridge wind farm “is expected to become operational before the end of 2020,” according to the article. With 75 wind turbines, the wind farm “will generate enough electricity for about 60,000 homes,” and will create approximately 150 construction jobs and 10 permanent jobs.

  3. Ohio HB 6 - Creates Ohio Clean Air Program

    Jun 27, 2019

    In April 2019, Ohio House Bill 6 titled “Creates Ohio Clean Air Program” was introduced to promote electricity production from clean air resources that improve air quality in this state.  The legislation would repeal the existing Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards originally established in 2008 by Ohio Senate Bill 221.  Ohio House Bill 6 would create an electricity rate rider for Ohio electric consumers to establish a clean air fund.  These funds will first be made available as subsidies for two nuclear power plants in Ohio and the remaining funds will establish a reduced emissions progra