1. Energy Efficient Lighting

    Mar 24, 2014

    Did you know that about 10% your home’s energy costs are related to your lights?  According to  swapping out 15 incandescent bulbs could save approximately $50 each year.  This is an easy way to save money

  2. Ohio Shale Development: The Community Impact

    Feb 19, 2014

    Oil and gas production in eastern Ohio dates back to the 1800s, with thousands of wells having been drilled into shallow sandstone deposits and other formations.  However, energy resource development since 2010 has been on a scale far exceeding what had occurred during the previous 100 years.  The impact on farmers and other rural landowners has been substantial, including pay-outs of hundreds of thousands of dollars for many who have leased their subsurface resources.  Local communities and governments have experienced change as well.

  3. OSU Extension Resources for Shale Development

    Jan 27, 2014

    Submitted by: Cindy Bond, Extension Educator Community Development

    Shale Development is a common term in Eastern Ohio as the area continues to grow and expand. What is the role of Ohio State University Extension in this area? OSU Extension can provide unbiased research based information. In addition to this website, there are many other OSU Extension resources available.  Below are three other OSU resources that may be useful.

  4. Temporary Waterline and Temporary Right-of-way

    Jan 6, 2014

    Written By:  Clif Little, OSU Extension Guernsey County, or 740-489-5300

    Temporary right-of-way grants and temporary waterline agreement are becoming more common in the shale development regions of Ohio.  These documents involve important considerations on behalf of the landowner and should always involve your attorney.  Below are a few of the points for the landowner to consider.

  5. Increased CNG Fueling Stations Provide Ohio Businesses with Cost Saving Opportunities

    Dec 16, 2013

    By: Greg Moon – OSU Community Development Extension Educator, Wyandot County

    The cost-saving benefits that compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles can offer to Ohio businesses continues to increase as the amount of CNG fueling sites spreads geographically across the state.  While the conversion of vehicle fleets and purchase of new CNG vehicles appears costly up front, more and more Ohio businesses with a heavy transportation component are beginning to realize the opportunity that low natural gas prices present to their bottom line.

  6. Encouraging Ohioans to Implement Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

    Dec 3, 2013

    Written by Myra Moss, Associate Professor and Educator, OSU Extension, Licking County

    In 2011 OSU Extension collaborated with the Ohio Department of Development Energy Resources Office and Green Energy Ohio, Inc., to develop a statewide energy outreach and education program.  The purpose of this program was to help Ohio’s residents and businesses access useful knowledge, information, resources and assistance in energy efficiency and renewable energy such as solar or wind. 

  7. Economic Development Administration Funding Announcement

    Nov 19, 2013

    Written by: Nancy Bowen, OSU Extension Field Specialist, Community Economics 

  8. Framing the Energy Picture

    Nov 4, 2013

    Written By: Mike Lloyd, Extension Educator, Community Development Noble County

    An oil and gas boom is certainly underway in Ohio.  The introduction of horizontal drilling technology in the Utica/Point Pleasant and the Marcellus Shales in the eastern part of the state has created a level of economic activity in counties including Carroll, Harrison, and Noble that has been unseen since the days when coal was king.

  9. Home Energy Efficiency Starts With You

    Oct 21, 2013

    Written by: Pat Holmes, OSU Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences

    Using energy efficiency techniques in your home can make a difference in the amount you pay your utility company each month.  Don’t know where to start?  Checkout the Roadmap developed by the Energize Ohio Team at:

    Start with small changes to avoid feeling like everything needs to be done at once. Then make as many changes as you want to do.

  10. Increased Opportunities for Wind Turbine Technicians

    Oct 14, 2013

    Written by: Cynthia Leis, OSU Extension Educator, Community Development

    With wind turbines erupting across the U.S., so will training programs to certify technicians to repair and maintain their ability to produce energy. According to the Department of Energy, wind energy is now the fastest growing source of power in the United States, representing 43 percent of all new U.S. electric generation capacity in 2012 and $25 billion in new investment.