As Ray Hammarlund, director of energy programs at the KCC, explained to CEP, the grant money will be used to help rural Kansas entities apply for existing federal funds to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The focus will be applying for CREBS and 9006 grants.
A Community Wind Meeting will be held at the Wm. Carpenter 4-H Bldg. in Scott City, on north US83 Hwy., at the Scott County Fairgrounds. As you get to the north end of Scott City, turn east at the golf course (Fairground Road) and you can’t miss it.
The cost for attending this event is $10 per person, which includes a light lunch. This will also include the cost of printed handouts.
This resource from the Kansas Corporation Commission is an Xcel spreadsheet that steps through the ins and outs of community wind in Kansas, including extensive discussion of areas with good potential for community wind development.
The Kansas Rural Center, Inc. (KRC) is a non-profit organization that promotes the long-term health of the land and its people through research, education, and advocacy.
The KRC cultivates grassroots support for public policies that encourage family farming and stewardship of soil and water. The KRC is committed to economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially sustainable rural culture.
Renewable Energy, Food, and Sustainability will be offered January 8-10, 2008 as an Intersession Class (CHE 670) and as a noncredit workshop. Registration and supporting information may be found at:
http://www.dce.k-state.edu/conf/energy/ Sessions on January 9 focus on energy with a specific focus on Community Wind which includes conversation with landowners currently involved with projects.
Evening community workshops also offered in conjunction with the class.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is located in WI. It hosts and Energy Fair and promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.
This speech was given by Bernard Noling of the Southwest Kansas Royalty Owners Association in 2003. He goes over suggestions and things to look out for in negotiating a wind lease, and describes how wind leases are similar to mineral leases.
Click here to go to the SWKROAw website, and follow the link to the wind leases piece.