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CE3 is pleased to announce its 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.

Have a suggestion for a webinar topic in 2014? Let us know by emailing ce3@ohio.edu.

Past Webinars

 

The 2014 CE3 Energy Webinar Series #3: The Bigger Picture: How Global Climate Research Impacts Ohio
Wednesday, April 16 from 12:00-1:30 PM
Click here to listen to the archived webinar on the CE3Ohio YouTube Channel.

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability" is aiming to create the “world’s most comprehensive update to climate science.” Over 300 leading climate scientists from around the world were tapped to contribute to the report organized by the IPCC, the United Nations’ leading international body for the assessment of climate change. But what does it mean for Ohio? Why should we pay attention? And what may be the consequences of inaction if we choose to disregard the panel’s recommendations? Join our panel of experts as we discuss the international and regional relevance of the report and how this body of work could impact the future of our communities and businesses here in Ohio. Speakers included:

  • Paula Brooks, Franklin County (Ohio) Commissioner and Member of the Bipartisan Presidential Task Force for Climate Preparedness and Resilience (presentation in .pdf)
  • Patricia Romero Lankao, Ph.D., Scientist II, Research Applications Laboratory and Institute for the Study of Society and the Environment, National Center for Atmospheric Research & Lead Author, North America Chapter, IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (on behalf of Dr.  Christopher Field, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science & IPCC Working Group II Co-Chair) (presentation in .pdf)
  • Tom Henry, Journalist, The Toledo Blade and Member of the National Society of Environmental Journalists (presentation in .pdf)
  • Moderator: Dr. Geoff Dabelko, Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and Lead Author, Human Security Chapter, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report

 

The 2014 CE3 Energy Webinar Series #2: Changes in Ohio’s Electricity Market – Prospects for 2014
Tuesday, March 25 from 12:00-1:30 PM
Click here to listen to the archived webinar on the CE3Ohio YouTube Channel.

Utilities operating in Ohio make their strategic and operational decisions based on energy market trends, policies, rules, regulations, technologies, prices and more. Those signals also influence energy users, as well as the PJM, in planning on the timely issues of net metering, capacity markets, fuel switching, decoupling and energy efficiency initiatives. Join the experts as we discuss the many factors that are shaping Ohio’s energy market today and what Ohio energy users might expect to see unfold in 2014. Speakers included:

  • Susanne Buckley, Managing Partner, Scioto Energy (presentation in .pdf)
  • Janine Migden-Ostrander, Principal, The Regulatory Assistance Project (presentation in .pdf)
  • Kerry Stroup, Manager, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, PJM Interconnection (presentation in .pdf)
  • Moderator: Mark R. Shanahan, Principal, New Morning Energy, LLC

 

The 2014 CE3 Energy Webinar Series #1: Ohio's Landfills: Waste Management and Emissions Opportunities
Tuesday, March 4 from 12:00-1:00 PM
Click here to listen to the archived webinar on the CE3Ohio YouTube Channel.

Compliance with national and state regulations create ongoing challenges for landfill operators, haulers, companies and communities in Ohio. In fact, the majority of Ohio’s 50+ municipal and industrial landfill facilities are subject to the U.S. EPA’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule. Developing a long-term management solution requires an innovative and forward-thinking approach to how we traditionally think about waste. In this session, the experts discussed the trends in waste management in Ohio and how to identify the opportunities and potential solutions to achieve GHG and co-pollutant reductions from landfills.

 

The 2013 CE3 Energy Webinar Series #6: Energy Options for Ohio Agriculture

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 12:00-1:30 PM
Click here to listen to the archived webinar (.wmv file).

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. The experts discussed 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 ag-energy projects on all levels.

 

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
Click here to listen to the archived webinar (.wmv file).

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.

 

The 2013 CE3 Energy Webinar Series #4: Water Resource Use in Ohio Fracking
Tuesday, October 8 from 12:00-1:15 PM
Click here to listen to the archived webinar (.wmv file).

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:

 

The 2013 Energy Webinar Series #3: "A Roadmap for Industrial Energy Efficiency in Ohio"
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 12:00-1:15 PM
Click here to listen to the archived webinar (.wmv file).

Large industrial energy users in Ohio, including those in the "MUSH" market (municipal and state governments, universities, schools and hospitals), are embracing the energy efficiency targets of Ohio energy bill S.B. 221 in innovative ways. The experts included:

 

The 2013 Energy Webinar Series #2: "State Trends and Ohio Shale Development"
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 12:00-1:15 PM
Click here to listen to the archived webinar (.wmv file).

Communities and companies in Ohio are seeing rapid growth around shale energy development, and trends in shale development around the region can inform Ohio's path forward. The experts included:

 

The 2013 Energy Webinar Series #1: "Ohio's Transmission & Distribution Future"
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 12:00-1:15 PM
Click here to listen to the archived webinar (.wmv file).

Federal energy and environmental regulations, market conditions and fuel diversification are changing the outlook for Ohio's electricity generation and its transmission & distribution (T&D) infrastructure. The experts included:

 

This webinar series is hosted by the Voinovich School's CE3 with funding from the U.S. EPA under Assistance Agreement No. XA-83492901-0. Learn more about this project, "Assisting Ohio Stakeholders with EPA's Mandatory Reporting Requirements," at http://www.ohio.edu/ce3/ghgrp/.