Green energy potential from Michigan’s abundant renewable sources such as wind, wood, and agricultural crops is enormous. Tremendous opportunity exists to grow Michigan’s economy through expanding renewable energy industries. MSU Extension educators and researchers work with landowners to sustainably produce green energy crops and with local and state officials to develop green energy policies. Michigan is also a source of oil and natural gas; MSU Extension programs help landowners negotiate effective leases and understand the benefits and impacts of oil and gas development.
January 13, 2015 | M. Charles Gould | Using light emitting diode (LED) lights, automated sensors, and an automated control system, a LDL system was created at Wing Acres Dairy that successfully resolved the technical difficulties encountered by Michigan dairies.
December 16, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | U.S. Global Change Research Program assessment presents many examples of how climate change is already affecting and will increasingly affect our lives in the future.
December 5, 2014 | Bill Cook | Firewood is the oldest source of fuel for heating. For many, it remains the optimum choice for personal use. Well-seasoned wood can be an excellent financial and environmental choice.
December 3, 2014 | Charles Gould | Power companies and the Federal government continue to target agriculture in an unprecedented effort to entice farmers to implement energy conservation practices.
November 14, 2014 | Terry Gibb | A good contractor is important to the success of any home improvement project. Taking simple steps before you hire a contactor can help ensure success.
November 10, 2014 | Terry Gibb | Adding or increasing the amount of insulation in different areas of the home can have a positive impact on energy use and comfort.
October 30, 2014 | Terry Gibb | Adding insulation is a sound investment that can pay for itself quickly in energy cost savings.
October 23, 2014 | Terry Gibb | Choosing the correct type and form of insulation depends on several factors and can save the homeowner money and improve comfort in winter and summer.
Landowner survey determines impacts of oil and gas leasing negotiation efforts Part 2: Lease royalty
October 23, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Results of a survey sent by Michigan State University Extension in 2013 to 130 landowners in 19 Michigan counties determines their activities in oil and gas leasing negotiation regarding the lease royalty.
October 22, 2014 | Terry Gibb | Evaluating and increasing home insulation can save the homeowner money and improve comfort in winter and summer.
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- 4-H Renewable Energy Camp
- 4-H Science Blast in the Class
- Biodiesel Demonstrations
- Climate Change and Variability
- Energy Conservation: Impact on the Bottom Line
- MSUE Wind Power
- Oil & Gas Leasing
- Oil and Gas
- Renewable Energy Policy Program
- USDA REAP Grant and Loan Preparation Workshops
- Wind Farm Turbine Siting