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.
July 18, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Landowners can create excellent and useful maps of their property using the freely-available Google Earth program.
July 18, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Water supply, land use and energy production are all impacted by climate change. How these three sectors interact complicate climate change mitigation and adaptation decisions.
July 10, 2014 | Charles Gould | The tour will help Michigan farmers understand the economic benefits of a hybrid bioenergy production system and energy conservation practices.
June 23, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | The amended act includes pre-empting local jurisdictions from restricting carbon dioxide pipelines for enhanced recovery of hydrocarbons.
June 20, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | The June 2014 issue of the Landowner Oil and Gas newsletter features FracFocus, and a Michigan Crude Oil and Petroleum Act 16 amendment.
June 18, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr | Amended Act 16 expands the law so it applies to pipelines carrying carbon dioxide used in hydrocarbon “enhanced recovery” operations.
June 4, 2014 | Dean Solomon | The national FracFocus website helps landowners and local officials learn more about high volume hydraulic fracturing chemicals used in Michigan. Well drillers may soon be required to post information on that site.
June 4, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Homeowners concerned about potential impacts of nearby oil and gas development on their personal drinking water well should consider testing their wells before drilling begins to establish baseline data.
HOT TOPICUSDA REAP grant applications sought to implement energy conservation practices, bioenergy projects
May 9, 2014 | Charles Gould | Attention REAP applicants, installers, partners and grant writers – it’s time to apply for grant dollars and low interest loans to implement energy conservation practices.
April 18, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Michigan Energy Office has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) and has matching grants available for energy efficiency projects for farms and small business in Michigan. Here is an overview of what is required for a submission.
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Date: Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014
Location: Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center, White Lake Road, 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386
Date: Aug 28, 2014
Location: MSU Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center, 4090 College Road, Lansing, MI 48910
Date: Aug 29, 2014
Location: W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060
- 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)