USDA receives honors for Rural Energy for America Program at Distributed Wind Conference The Windustry Board of Directors along with a Peer Group of professionals who work in Community and Distributed Wind today presented the Community Wind Distinguished Service Award. This award is given annually to a person or program that has made exceptionally significant contributions, over several years, to the establishment and growth of locally owned and distributed wind as a uniquely valuable form of clean, renewable energy. Continue reading
The Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants is accepting applications. This program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. Continue reading
The Midwest Wind Energy Center is presenting its first webinar on February 12, 2015 from 1:30-2:30pm CST with Lisa L. Noty, Midwest Regional Energy Coordinator from the USDA. Noty will be discussing Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding opportunities that are currently available and how to apply for them. This webinar is free and open to all interested parties. Read more and register here.
Power for the Planet, one of a six book series designed for elementary school aged children, brings environmental education and advocacy to the classroom. This book discusses energy, energy consumption and clean energy sources such as wind and solar. It describes wind turbines, and some of wind energy’s strengths and challenges. Each book in the series includes “On the Job” career spotlight interviews with people currently working to find solutions to the environmental issue highlighted by each book. Lisa Daniels, Executive Director of Windustry is interviewed in Power for the Planet about her role in promoting wind energy and her motivation for starting Windustry. Continue reading
Windustry founder and Midwest Wind Energy Center managing partner Lisa Daniels has been involved with community wind for many years. Here is here response to the Star Tribune story about MinWind filing for bankruptcy. Read it on the Star Tribune site here. Continue reading
Windustry's eNewsletter Fall 2014
The journal Consumer Reports just published an article about methods for making money off of your home. One section is devoted to wind and solar power and quotes Windustry's Lisa Daniels. From the article: You can also monetize your property by using it to generate solar or wind power. “Most people think of wind power as these farms of 50 to 100 turbines,” Lisa Daniels, executive director of the advocacy group Windustry, said. Indeed, if you’re lucky enough to have acres of high, clear, windy land that’s near high-voltage transmission lines, you could earn hundreds of thousands from a wind-power company. Continue reading