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.
March 3, 2014 | Mike Schira | In the face of historically bitter winter weather, heating fuel prices are at record highs due to shortages in many traditionally plentiful fuel supplies. Wood for heat may be a practical alternative to fossil fuels for some homeowners.
February 23, 2014 | Charles Gould | The new Farm Bill increases funding for energy conservation practice implementation. MSU Extension programs target dairy farmers who want to implement energy conservation practices to reduce energy costs.
February 14, 2014 | Curtis Talley, Jr. | MSU Extension surveyed oil and gas attorneys indicating that 56 percent reduced potential royalty deductions from post production costs by at least 75 percent.
February 7, 2014 | Curtis Talley, Jr. | The December 2013 Michigan State University Extension Oil and Gas Newsletter discusses a correction to mineral owner contracts, an MDNR FAQ session and royalty negotiations.
January 30, 2014 | Terry Gibb | Simple maintenance on your heating and cooling systems can save energy and money.
January 24, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Michigan oil and gas drilling activity last year was still well-below pre-recession levels and industry experts predict more of the same in 2014.
January 21, 2014 | Kurt H. Schindler | Large wind energy farms can be very controversial. But in some communities they are not. This is the second of two articles exploring some of the reasons why.
January 21, 2014 | Kurt H. Schindler | Large wind energy farms can be very controversial. But in some communities they are not. This is the first of two articles exploring some of the reasons why.
December 23, 2013 | Terry Gibb | The convenience of plastic water bottles can be very costly. Bottled water can cost as much as $200 a year depending on how many bottles you purchase.
December 23, 2013 | Terry Gibb | The average household can receive as much as 69 pounds of junk mail annually.
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Date: Mar 13, 2014
Location: Szikszay Farms, 8329 North Irish Road Otisville, MI 48463.
Date: Mar 13, 2014
Location: Szikszay Farms, 8329 North Irish Road Otisville, MI 48463
Date: Mar 19, 2014
- 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)