Green Energy Ohio Lecture Series: When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine

Athens, OH

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5pm

In many ways, Ohio is at the heart of the dramatic shift towards renewable energy that is transforming our society. Many individuals within the state are leading efforts which will have a profound effect on our lifestyle, communities, and the way we conduct business for decades to come. With this in mind, GEO has unveiled a series of lectures designed to bring members and interesting ideas together through a free Green Energy Ohio Lecture Series. The goal is to showcase cutting edge or provocative ideas and promote discussion within the industry and the general community.

This presentation, “When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine,” explores a world running out of fossil fuels. The globe is heating up. Society seems bent on consuming more and more of our very limited resources. The media tells us each and every day to fear this future. It's the end of the world as we know it... and of course, it really is.

But is that the whole picture? After all, while we are looking over “there” – things keep changing over “here”. According to author and industry pioneer Jay Warmke, the coming decades will see changes to society not seen since the advent of the industrial revolution. And the vast majority of these changes will be positive.

This year, the cost of photovoltaic systems are cheaper than the average cost of purchasing power from your local utility. Fossil fuel prices keep going up, while the cost of renewables is plummeting. What are the ramifications to society? What is the true state of the world's energy outlook? This often humorous and always informative presentation may just help you sleep a little better at night.

Presented by Jay Warmke, owner of Blue Rock Station, a 40-acre sustainable living center in SE Ohio. Warmke is author of a number of green technology textbooks used in colleges and universities around the globe, an instructor of renewable energy and sustainable living/construction courses, a noted speaker and former telecommunications industry executive. He has been awarded GEO's Pioneer of the Year (2011), Rural Action's Sustainability Award (2009) and was once named one of the ten most influential people in the telecommunications industry by an industry magazine.

Free and open to the public.