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  • Logging slash

    July 5, 2017 | Bill Cook | Slash is logging debris left in the forest after a harvest. Sometimes it is called logging residue. Slash can serve a range of purposes.

  • Misconceptions about wood-based energy

    March 10, 2017 | Bill Cook | Everyone needs to heat and cool spaces. Which fuel to use is a choice. Each option has impacts and consequences. For heavily-forested states such as Michigan, wood can be a smart choice.

  • Local Macomb County resident begins year of service providing environmental education and outreach

    February 28, 2017 | Justin Selden | Huron Pines AmeriCorps member to serve with MSU Extension and Michigan Sea Grant expanding outreach capacity.

  • Conversion to wood boilers

    January 5, 2017 | Bill Cook | An advanced wood chip system, in particular, can save a considerable amount of money over the life of the boiler, support a local economy, reduce carbon footprints, and help sustain a wide range of environmental and economic benefits.

  • Youth explore biofuel as renewable energy

    December 28, 2016 | Insa Raymond | Youth can explore biofuel at 4-H Renewable Energy Camp and through other 4-H science programs.

  • Youth explore wind energy

    December 28, 2016 | Insa Raymond | Youth can explore wind energy at 4-H Renewable Energy Camp and through other 4-H science programs.

  • Youth explore solar energy

    December 28, 2016 | Insa Raymond | Youth can explore solar energy at 4-H Renewable Energy Camp and through other 4-H science programs.

  • Wood-based thermal energy is the key to producing sustainable and renewable heat

    December 15, 2016 | Bill Cook | Now that the winter solstice is around the corner, we’re all aware of the need to heat our living, shopping and working spaces. The lake states have a huge and increasing wood inventory, tremendous untapped potential for producing renewable heat.

  • Improving indoor air quality

    December 15, 2016 | Terry Gibb | Closing up your house during the cold winter months should not mean closing in a number of air quality pollutants.

  • 2016 Heating the Midwest with Renewable Biomass Conference and Expo

    August 29, 2016 | Bill Cook | Heating and cooling, or thermal energy, is often left out of discussions about renewable energy and alternatives to fossil fuels. Yet, about 40 percent of Michigan’s energy use is for thermal applications. Attend this conference to learn more!

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