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  1. 12 Days of Experts: Coal-Filled Stockings Just Got Cheaper Thanks to Lower Prices

    Dec 8, 2014

    While coal prices in the U.S. have risen slightly in the past year, they are still below historical highs, according to Matt Roberts, an AEDE commodities expert. However, Roberts says that due to the availability of other energy sources, consumers will not feel the pinch of these slight increases in coal rates on their wallets this winter. 

  2. Ohio State Research Shows Substantial Link Between State-level Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards and Reduced Carbon Emissions

    May 2, 2014

    New research by Samantha Sekar, a former AEDE graduate student, and Professor Brent Sohngen finds that state-level implementation of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) in the U.S. reduced national carbon emissions by 4 percent in 2010, with more substantial reductions expected in the future.

  3. Farmers, Greenhouse Operators Invited to Natural Gas Workshop Jan. 14

    Dec 16, 2013

    With Ohio continuing to experience relatively low natural gas prices, more farmers, greenhouse operators and other agricultural producers are considering substituting natural gas for other fossil fuels. Those who want to know more about the pros and cons of doing so may attend “Natural Gas Utilization by Ohio Agriculture,” on Jan. 14.

  4. Analysts: No Housing Shortage Due to Shale Development in Ohio

    Jul 8, 2013

    Despite fears that a sudden influx of workers related to the shale development boom in eastern Ohio could lead to a housing shortage, researchers with the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy at Ohio State University say the issue appears to be a manageable one.

  5. Ohio State Ranked as a Top 10 Institution Working in Environmental and Ecological Economics

    Mar 8, 2013

    In a recent review analyzing the influence of articles, authors, journals and institutions in environmental and ecological economics, published in the journal Ecological Economics, The Ohio State University was cited as the eighth most influential institution in the world working in the field.

  6. AEDE Faculty Awarded 2013 OARDC SEEDS Research Grants

    Feb 21, 2013

    AEDE faculty members Sathya Gopalakrishnan, H. Allen Klaiber, Brian Roe and H. Allen Klaiber have been awarded  2013 SEEDS grants from the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) to engage in new research.

  7. AEDE Faculty Participation at the 2012 Farm Science Review

    Sep 17, 2012

    The 2012 Farm Science Review begins today and AEDE faculty, staff and students will actively participate in many events this year. The Farm Science Review offers Review participants an opportunity to interact with agricultural economists, farm management specialists and Extension educators from the department.  
  8. Southgate named associate director of Subsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC)

    Jul 15, 2012

    Douglas Southgate, professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, has been named associate director of the Subsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC) at OSU, effective July 1, 2012. Jeffrey Daniels, professor in the School of Earth Sciences, will serve as director.

    The center, established in 2011, serves as a unbiased source of experts in the area of underground energy sources and related environmental and socioeconomics issues for citizens, businesses, and policymakers.

  9. Southgate named co-director of new OSU Subsurface Energy Resource Center

    Sep 26, 2011

    Ohio's developing shale energy industry has led to the creation of the OSU Subsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC), an educational and research source for subsurface energy stakeholders. Doug Southgate, professor in AEDE, will serve as co-director. Click here for more information.

  10. Economic Impacts of Ohio Shale are Focus of Study

    Sep 5, 2011

    Economic impacts of development of oil and gas resources from Ohio's Marcellus and Utica shale is the focus of collaborative research, led by Cleveland State University’s Center for Economic Development, along with OSU’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics and petroleum engineers at Marietta College. The Ohio Chamber of Commerce commissioned the study for the Ohio Shale Coalition. A report is expected to be issued by the end of 2011.