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One of the greatest challenges of our time lies in our ability to secure reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy for future generations. Ohio State is meeting the energy challenge head-on. The Ohio State University is dedicated to advancing education, research, and innovation for energy and the environment, emphasizing how those needs can be met sustainably.

Energy and Environment News

$58 million effort to study potential new energy source

11/10/14 – Ann Cook and Derek Sawyer, Earth sciences’ assistant professors, are part of a research team led by the University of Texas, Austin, awarded approximately $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico. Methane hydrate, a substance found in abundance beneath the ocean floor and under Arctic permafrost has enormous potential to increase the world’s energy supply. Ohio State’s piece of that funding is $1,025,949. Read more.

WVU creates the first-ever field laboratory for the long-term study of shale gas resources

11/07/14 – A consortium of researchers and industrial partners led by West Virginia University, with the assistance of The Ohio State University, will conduct the first-ever long-term, comprehensive field study of a natural resource that has changed the country’s – and the world’s – energy supply. Read more.

Ohio State Announces Feasibility Phase for Comprehensive Energy Management Strategy

10/31/14 – Ohio State has begun the initial, exploratory phase to determine the feasibility of leveraging energy assets as part of a long-term strategy to be good stewards of our resources. Read more.

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  • November 20, 2014

    Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer: Sherry Turkle, Nov. 20

    A generation has grown up feeling that “I would rather text than talk.” And believing that it is possible to share our attention during almost everything we do. What are the costs of a “flight from conversation” in personal life, among one’s family and friends? What are the costs in the work world? And most important, what can we do about it? Read more.

  • November 25, 2014

    Environmental Science Student Symposium Nov. 25

    The Ohio State community and public are invited to attend the third Annual Environmental Science Student Symposium Poster Day at the Ohio Union Performance Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Read more.

  • December 09, 2014

    EPN Breakfast Club - December 2014

    The Environmental Professionals Breakfast Club is hosting their monthly breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 on the topic of partnerships among outdoor retailers, Ohio State and other organizations. Matt Hartman, asst. dir. of the Ohio State Outdoor Adventure Center, will moderate the event. Read more.

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