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.
November 26, 2013 | Terry Gibb | Yard waste restrictions in landfills were being considered as a way to increase methane gas production for energy.
November 21, 2013 | Kurt H. Schindler | Jeff Speck advocated creating walkable communities with his book Walkable City. Speck was a featured speaker at the Michigan Association of Planning conference in Kalamazoo, Mich.
November 4, 2013 | Claire Layman | EPA proposes rules for future utility plants.
November 4, 2013 | Bill Cook | Woody biomass has a key role in meeting future energy needs. However, it''s often ignored in discussions of renewable energy.
October 18, 2013 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Attorney survey negotiations resulted in an average royalty increase of 33.6 percent per year. This story is the second in a series.
October 8, 2013 | Curtis Talley Jr. | This is the first in a series of articles that discusses the results of a follow-up survey that measures negotiated alterations to the terms of an oil and gas lease by oil and gas attorneys for their clients.
September 25, 2013 | Dean Solomon | Oil and gas development is grabbing headlines in Michigan, but major short-term expansion is unlikely, according to a new University of Michigan report.
September 25, 2013 | Dean Solomon | Local elected and appointed officials sometimes struggle to decide how to address resident concerns about hydraulic fracturing. A new set of reports help officials learn about the issues before they act.
September 16, 2013 | Curtis Talley Jr. | The September 2013 MSU Extension Oil and Gas Newsletter discusses mineral coalitions, mineral rights and how to find lease information on your property.
September 13, 2013 | Lyndon Kelley | Three phase electrical power is most economical source of irrigation power with lower cost for daily energy, maintenance, equipment and controls.
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Date: Feb 18, 2014
Location: NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary: 500 W. Fletcher St., Alpena, MI 49707
Date: Mar 1, 2014
Location: Tahquamenon Area School, 700 Newberry Ave., Newberry, MI 49868
Date: Apr 1, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014
Location: MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824
- Forest Biomass Innovation Center
- Greenhouse Energy Conservation Strategies (E3160)
- Michigan Forest Biofuels Research
- Michigan Sea Grant wind energy links
- MSU Research on Wind Energy
- MSUE Bioenergy
- Profitability of Converting to Biofuel Crops (E3084)
- Statewide Ballot Proposals 2012 (GE49)
- Woody Biomass for Energy in Michigan (Publication Series: E3085-E3095)