CE3 is pleased to announce its 2013 CE3 Energy Webinar Series. The CE3 Energy Webinar Series aims to connect stakeholders in Ohio with useful information related to energy planning, energy usage and the environmental, economic and emissions-related impacts of energy.
Information about the webinars hosted by CE3 will be posted here. Visit this page often to find information about upcoming webinars as well as the webinars we have archived for reference.
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The 2013 CE3 Energy Webinar Series #6: Energy Options for Ohio Agriculture
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 12:00-1:30 PM
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While emissions from Ohio agriculture and livestock management only comprise a small percentage of the state's greenhouse gas profile, Ohio's agricultural players interested in reducing their energy costs and emissions footprints have a range of options worth exploring. Small- and large-scale agriculture-related energy projects are popping up across the state. Join us to hear our expert speakers discuss a range of issues from the future of utility-scale anaerobic digestion, to the outlook for the national renewable fuel standard (RFS) and how it will affect Ohio, to how Ohio's businesses, researchers and producers are leading the way for innovative projects on all levels. Speakers include:
- Dale Arnold, Director of Energy, Utility and Local Government Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
Dale Arnold started his career with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) as an organization director in central Ohio in 1985, and has been director of energy, utility and local government policy since 1995. During his tenure he has managed self-help energy aggregation groups, research projects on electric load profiling, energy efficiency, on-site generation, net metering, customer-friendly interconnection, biomass energy, pipeline development, and oil & gas exploration. Arnold is involved in regional and state working groups exploring how oil & gas exploration, pipeline easements, wind farms and infrastructure expansion will impact farmers and rural communities, and what they can do now to get involved in the process. He is a native of Knox County, where his family can trace their involvement in Ohio agriculture starting in the 1820s. The OFBF has over 214,000 member families statewide.
- Tom Buis, CEO, Growth Energy
Tom Buis joined Growth Energy in March 2009 as the CEO of the organization. Prior to joining Growth Energy, he was elected National Farmers Union’s 13th president. Buis had been with the organization since March 1998, previously serving as vice president of government relations. Buis served for nearly five years as senior agriculture policy advisor to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D. In addition, Buis worked for U.S. Rep. Jim Jontz, D-Ind., for nearly five years as legislative assistant and legislative director. He was also special assistant for agriculture to U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind. Before moving to Washington, D.C. in 1987, Buis was a full-time grain and livestock farmer in Putnam and Morgan Counties in West Central Indiana, with brothers Mike and Jeff, who continue to operate the family farm.
- Melvin R. Kurtz, President, quasar energy group
Mel Kurtz, president of quasar energy group, is at the forefront of building a new national industry based on building a U.S. component supply chain to create affordable renewable energy while presenting businesses with the opportunity to develop sustainable waste management strategies. Since 1971, Kurtz has founded, directed and operated several businesses from start up to millions in annual sales through effective business planning, creative sales techniques, and innovative marketing. Kurtz is currently the chief executive advisor for several corporations. As president of quasar, he has become an industry leader in the field of renewable energy through anaerobic digestion.
- Moderator: Tony Logan, State Director, USDA Ohio Rural Development
Tony Logan was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Ohio Rural Development Agency, the economic development arm of USDA in Ohio. He oversees five offices in the state and administers a $650 million annual budget in the areas of rural low income housing, business and industry loans, water and sewer infrastructure, and renewable energy project financing, including wind, solar and biomass.
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The 2013 CE3 Energy Webinar Series #5: An Update on CHP and WER in Ohio
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 12:00-1:15 PM
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In June 2012, Governor Kasich signed Ohio Senate Bill 315 into law, allowing combined heat and power (CHP) and waste energy recovery (WER) to qualify as technologies to help energy users meet the provisions of Ohio's alternative energy portfolio standard, SB 221. CHP and WER seem like obvious go-to energy efficiency projects for large energy producers and users because of their ability to purposefully capture and utilize the heat generated from operations. The experts discussed how successful these programs are in Ohio and the Midwest today and what current challenges and opportunities exist.
- Matt Butler, Administrative Officer, Energy and Environment, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)
- Ethan Rogers, Senior Program Manager, Industry, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
- Dan Loero, Gas Turbines Product Marketing Leader, Distributed Power, GE Power & Water
- Moderator: Michael Zimmer, Executive in Residence, Energy & Environment, Ohio University Voinovich School CE3
The 2013 CE3 Energy Webinar Series #4: Water Resource Use in Ohio Fracking
Tuesday, October 8 from 12:00-1:15 PM
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All sources of energy use natural resources to make electricity, and all have environmental implications, whether large or small. State and local regulations, supplemented by research, attempt to create a balance for energy and economic development and the protection of environmental and human health. This balance is seen in Ohio in the development of the state's shale play and its impacts on water resource availability, wastewater disposal practices, the importance of baseline monitoring, and, moreover, the importance of planning ahead. The experts included:
- Jen Bowman, Senior Environmental Project Manager, Ohio University Voinovich
School -baseline monitoring
- Natalie Kruse, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Ohio University
Voinovich School -recycling fracking fluid research project
- Sean Logan, Chief of Conservation, Muskingum Water Conservancy District - impacts of water withdrawals
- Ted Lozier, Deputy Chief, Division of Soil and Water Resources, Ohio Department
of Natural Resources - water availability for fracking in Ohio
- Moderator: Jane Harf, Executive Director, University Clean Energy
Alliance of Ohio