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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Ohio Soybean Council Study - Impact of Power Factor With On-Farm Grain Storage Facilities

    Nov 15, 2021

    As agricultural operations have become more sophisticated and automated, the electrical demands of many farms have increased, requiring enhanced needs for high quality power to operate electric motors and equipment.

  4. Peak Demand Energy Management Strategies in Agriculture

    Feb 8, 2021

    OSU Extension is collecting energy data on farms to better understand how peak electric demand affects electric bills.

  5. 2020 LEASING YOUR LAND FOR SHALE AND SOLAR WEBINARS

    2020 LEASING YOUR LAND FOR SHALE AND SOLAR WEBINAR RECORDINGS AVAILABLE

    Jun 5, 2020

    2020 LEASING YOUR LAND FOR SHALE AND SOLAR WEBINAR RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE

  6. Investment in Ohio natural gas power plants tops $15 billion

    Mar 26, 2020

    In recent years, Ohio “has seen proposals for nearly a dozen new natural gas-fired power plants representing more than 9,200 megawatts [MW] and more than $15 billion in investments,” energyindepth.org reports. Plants that are currently operational include the 955-MW Oregon Energy Center, representing $880 million in investment; the 908-MW Oregon Clean Energy Center, representing $800 million in investment; and Carroll County Energy, with another $800 million in investment.

  7. OSU Extension specialists explain solar farm leasing for landowners

    Feb 27, 2020

    What do farm landowners need to understand about the solar leasing process? As solar energy companies have “approached several landowners in Madison County” in recent months, asking to lease their land, Ohio State University Extension is hoping to help answer that question, Columbus Messenger reports. Lower solar construction costs and a change in solar energy policy is prompting investors to rush to get projects started; two solar farm projects in Madison County are currently in the pre-application process with the State of Ohio, according to the article.

  8. Ohio State University Extension Energy Team Presents Poster at Extension Annual Conference

    Dec 19, 2019

    Members from The Ohio State University Extension Energy Team presented a Poster at the Extension Annual Conference to share the good work and availability of programming to Extension representatives across the state. Pictured from left: Gwynn Stewart, Extension Educator 3, CD Noble County and Erica Lyon, Extension Educator 2, ANR, Ohio Jefferson/Harrison Counties (Also presenting but not shown were Chris Penrose, Extension Educator, ANR, Professor, Morgan County and Christine Gelley, Extension Educator, ANR, Noble County).

  9. Solar Energy

    Here comes the sun: Farmers consider solar leasing

    Oct 7, 2019

    LONDON, Ohio — Ohio is rarely thought of as a sunny state, and never less so than in the last 12 months. Still, around the end of 2017, Eric Romich, Ohio State extension specialist for energy development, started getting calls from farmers about companies interested in leasing their land for solar energy projects.

    Just as when the oil-and-gas industry moved in years ago, some farmers are seeing a new income opportunity — but there are a lot of factors to consider before signing a lease.

  10. 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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