2017 Activities: Southwest Ohio & Policy Conferences and GEO Tour

JOIN Green Energy Ohio (GEO) at our four major educational events in the first half of 2017:

March 29, 2017: Wednesday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
GEO Southwest Clean Energy Forum at Great Wolf Lodge, Mason, Ohio
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Save on energy costs and lower your carbon footprint! Join Green Energy Ohio (GEO) to learn from 17 expert speakers in this all-day event on energy efficiency and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy.  You can attend the entire Forum or the Morning and Afternoon Conferences separately.
AGENDA & Sponsors, Exhibitors  News Release  REGISTER HERE (1/2 day and full day registrations available!)  For More Information, Contact Green Energy Ohio at 614.985.6131 or forum@greenenergyohio.org
Melink_Steve_Cas_printLuncheon Keynote Speaker: Steve Melink,
Chief Executive Officer, Melink Corporation

Author of CEO Power & Light – Transcendent Leadership for a Sustainable World
Keynote: The Clean Energy Revolution is Here!
Some wait for government to solve big problems like climate change and seize big opportunities like long term economic growth. But successful business leaders are stepping up like never before to fill the vacuum and create a better world for our children and future generations.  How?  By embracing clean energy as a strategic opportunity and the way of the future.  Why?  Because it’s the right thing to do and nothing Winter 2017 GEO News Magazine Coverenhances a company’s brand and reputation in the marketplace like integrity for all. This allows them to attract and retain the best talent and grow their top and bottom lines – while serving as upstanding citizens and improving our economy, security, and environment.  Come learn about the business case for clean energy and transcendent leadership.

GEO News Magazine Winter 2017  is now available on-line featuring a statewide Ohio Guide to Energy Efficiency  summarizing incentives available for energy efficiency improvements and the release of the Southwest Ohio Energy Audit & Assessment Program.  Regional news across Ohio, coming GEO events, GEO Corporate Directory and more and in hard copy at the March 29th Southwest Ohio Clean Energy Forum at Great Wolf Lodge.  See the previous 33 editions of the full color, quarterly GEO News Magazines on-line also.

May 4, 2017 Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
GEO’s 2nd Policy Conference at Annunciation Banquet & Conference Center, Columbus


Join Green Energy Ohio (GEO) for an all-day Policy Conference on key green energy policy issues on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  Employing GEO’s “hands-on” knowledge, technical credibility and “grass-roots” outreach provides an ideal platform for discussing key policy issues and solutions impacting clean energy across Ohio.

Ohio legislation in early 2017 proposes to make the Ohio Renewable Portfolio Standard voluntary and was opposed by GEO and many others in Ohio House Committee hearing on March 21st.  See GEO Testimony and testimony of others.  After GEO’s Energy Futures Conference held in November, 2016 in Columbus, Governor John Kasich vetoed legislation weakening the RPS.

Check out details of our first ever in-depth Policy Conference held last April in Columbus Ohio, and   And for the latest news on clean energy policy, go to  the “GEO Policy Watch 2017” page.

May 4, 2017 Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm  GEO 1-Day Solar Electric PV Workshop   
Annunciation Banquet and Conference Center, 555 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
During GEO Policy Conference – FeatuMay 4 2017 PV Training Coverring Solar Educator Jay Warmke
Basic But Comprehensive Overview of Solar Electric Photovoltaics
See More Details & Register Now as a GEO Member or Nonmember – Limited Seating

June 16, 17 & 18, 2017: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Across Ohio
GEO Spring Tour – 15th Statewide Annual Showcase

This FREE statewide event features self-guided, guided or open house tours in each region of the state and highlights homes, businesses, and public places that are using green technologies such as solar, wind, biomass, green design, energy efficiency and more. Details at 2017 GEO Tour.
Each Tour is made possible through hundreds of volunteers that present their hands-on experiences with clean energy technologies to thousands of Tour go-ers.   See the previous GEO Tours portals.