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Ohio University to host “Energy Choices for Ohio” workshop Sept. 18

Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will host a workshop on greenhouse gas emissions reporting regulations for Ohio businesses from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Quest Business & Conference Centers in Columbus. The workshop is titled "Energy Choices for Ohio: Impacts of Efficiency, Technology & Carbon Management," and "America's Energy Coach" Thomas E. Kiser will deliver the keynote address.

The workshop is intended to keep Ohio companies informed about the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, announced by the U.S. EPA in 2009. This rule requires specific sources of greenhouse gas emissions, by both source type and quantity of emissions, to report their emissions data. The next reporting deadline for affected facilities to submit this information is Sept. 28, 2012.
Panels and breakout sessions from this workshop will include information on topics such as greenhouse gas reporting tools, energy efficiency technologies and incentives, sustainability strategies and financing mechanisms for energy projects. The interconnections between energy usage and emissions will be highlighted throughout the workshop.

"America's Energy Coach" Thomas E. Kiser serves as the president and CEO of PSI Energy Solutions, a Worthington Industries Company, and speaks to audiences nationwide to promote environmentally friendly and energy efficient practices.  

"I realized early on in my career that the art of energy efficiency is controlling it," Kiser said. "To control it, you need to be able to measure energy load demands through the whole system. With measurement comes the ability to control efficiency in real-time. You find opportunities for continual improvement, you have data to report, you can prove it."

The workshop grows out of two successful webinars focused on the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program and is funded by a grant from the U.S. EPA to the Voinovich School to facilitate a dialogue across affected entities and provide information to promote increased awareness and understanding of the program.

For more information about the project, click here.