Driving Demand for Clean Energy in Ohio

UpGrade Ohio connects people with local resources to reduce energy use and to access renewable energy solutions, paving the way for a sustainable energy transition in the state of Ohio. With collaboration, we hope to support a strong mandate to implement clean energy reform.

UpGrade Ohio will transform the energy economy in Ohio by engaging Appalachian Ohio citizens in energy awareness, resulting in collective action that reduces energy consumption, increases energy efficiency, spurs technological innovation, and improves long-term economic and environmental sustainability for the region.

UpGrade Athens County, a project of UpGrade Ohio, is a semi-finalist in the Georgetown University Energy Prize!

It’s a two-year competition that challenges communities to reduce their energy consumption through innovation and community engagement. The winning community receives a $5 million prize to use on transformational energy projects!

How UpGrade Advances Clean Energy in Ohio …

+ We Create Opportunities for Regional Communities: 
We work with local governments, rural farm producers and small businesses that are looking  to expand into solar, bio-methane and geothermal technologies. Learn about new funding opportunities available through UpGrade Ohio, SOPEC and the USDA.

+ We Follow the Trends on Renewables and Clean Energy: We write stories about local energy advocates and promote clean energy reform at the state and federal level.


Currents Community Shindig | Sustainable Living Network | August 26, 2017

The Sustainable Living Network is invited to the Currents Community Shindig — 4 workshops starting at 1:00:

Biogas production by Kyle Look
Recovering Lost Native Crops by Paul Patton
Currents’ new solar nanogrid (pictured right)
Creating Cooperative Community

Workshops are followed by games, music, & potluck supper Where: Take 550 out of Athens for 7-8 miles – 13177 Concord Church Road, Glouster, OH 45732. Carpool from ACEnet parking lot at 12:30.

Ed Perkins – 740-664-3370, sassafras2233@earthlink.net