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Energy is a cornerstone of economic development in Ohio. Not only has energy contributed extensively to Ohio’s history, but it holds promise to be a next frontier for Ohio’s competitiveness on a national and international scale. Energy policies in Ohio that promote the development of “advanced” energy resources additionally support technological advancement, community and economic development, and industrial competitiveness in Ohio’s future energy economy. The work of the CE3 Energy Team helps businesses, communities, nonprofits and governments understand and capitalize on energy technology and policy opportunities through a diverse portfolio of externally-funded projects.

The CE3 Energy Team is comprised of experts in the scientific, technological, political and development arenas to provide a well-rounded exploration and analysis of the energy issue in question. CE3’s Energy Team also draws upon the knowledge resource of Ohio University’s Center of Excellence in Energy & the Environment, so designated in 2009 by the University System of Ohio. The Center designation acknowledges Ohio University’s nationally-recognized research strengths in the production of regional and advanced energy and fuels; the minimization of pollution due to the production, transport and use of fuels; and the remediation of existing and future pollution from energy and fuel production and use. Whether you are a community looking to install a renewable energy project, a business navigating state and national energy policies, or a local government exploring energy tax credits, our team can assist you each step of the way.

For more information on our extensive energy supply chain projects, register your energy company, and discover the opportunities to creating an in-state network and supply chain, please visit our energy-specific sites developed by CE3:


Point of Contact

Elissa Welch
Project Manager, CE3
Ohio University Voinovich School


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Wind Supply Chain Mapping

The Voinovich School is completing phase six of a Wind Supply Chain Mapping Project for the Great Lakes Wind Network (GLWN). This is a database and map of more than 300 companies that are building and supplying parts for the wind energy industry. The School built and maintains this site for GLWN. The map can be found at http://map.glwn.org/default.aspx. The School also worked to develop a similar database and website for Ohio’s solar supply chain which can be found at http://www.ohiosolarenergy.org/default.aspx.

Tags: Energy

Webinar: Severance Taxes & Wealth Retention in Shale Country

On December 6, 2017, Ohio University hosted a Shale Innovation Project webinar entitled, "Severance Taxes & Wealth Retention in Shale Country." Severance taxes are important sources of revenue to many state governments in the U.S. that can be used for a variety of purposes such as funding current expenditures or creating permanent trust funds. Our panel of experts discussed energy taxes as they relate to regional wealth management and economic development strategies to bolster local economies. To view the speakers' presentations in .pdf, click on their names below.

Click here to view the webinar which is archived on the Voinovich School YouTube channel.

Tags: Energy,Policy,Shale

Southeastern Ohio Energy Business Inventory

The Voinovich School recently completed a southeastern Ohio energy business inventory as part of a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. The online inventory used a Web-based survey to identify, build a database of, and build a map of energy‐related businesses in the region. Additional funding received from the U.S. Economic Development Administration complements this project to expand the inventory statewide. The evolving project Web site is: http://www.ohio.edu/ce3/resources/energylocations.cfm.

Tags: Energy