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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. 


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

    Jan 30, 2023

    USDA Rural Development has available the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to help farmers and rural, small, for-profit businesses install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.  The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 provided the program over $250,000,000 for REAP grants. Renewable energy projects may be eligible for up to $1,000,000or 40% of eligible project costs, whichever is less.

  2. 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.

  3. U.S. Refinery Capacity Down 1%

    Jul 5, 2022

    Operable atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity, our primary measure of refinery capacity in the United States, totaled 17.9 million barrels per calendar day as of January 1, 2022, down 1% from the beginning of 2021. According to our annual Refinery Capacity Report, 2021 was the second consecutive year of decreasing refinery capacity.  To read the full article from the U.S. Energy Information Administration please visit, U.S.