The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for the New Era Rural Technology Competitive Grants Program (RTP). This program supports technology development, applied research, and/or training, with a focus on rural communities, to aid in the development of a workforce for bioenergy, pulp and paper manufacturing, or agriculture-based renewable energy.
Feed-in tariffs have provided significant legislative mandates for renewable energy adoption in other countries such as Germany and Denmark, but the United States has been slowing in considering such models for clean energy.
WASHINGTON D.C., June 30, 2009 - President Obama announced the launch of his Administration's Rural Tour to hold discussions on how communities, states, and the federal government can work together to help strengthen rural America. During July, August and September top Administration officials will fan out across the nation to hold a series of discussion on how to best implement programs and funds made available by The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Featured in this issue:
- The Clean Energy Economy:Green Jobs growing faster than other sectors
- American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009: Bill fights global warming and helps farmers and landowners
- Windustry Webinar: Wind Energy Facility Permitting and Siting
- The Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair: Join us at the Wind Energy Center as a volunteer
- On the Windustry Trail...
Read the June 2009 Windustry E-Newsletter
Bill fights global warming and helps farmers and landowners
The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454), designed to create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy, is expected to be brought to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, June 26, prior to Congress's Fourth of July recess.
Green Jobs growing faster than other sectors
There's lots of talk about Green Jobs, but is it just hype or can the renewable energy industries really help us out of the economic crisis? Over the past decade the clean energy economy grew some 2-1/2 times faster than the overall jobs market in the U.S., according to a new report by The Pew Charitables Trusts.
The Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative (MAGI) is soliciting letters of interest and project proposals, including specifications and good-faith cost estimates, for the installation of a small wind turbine near the Mahtomedi High School campus in the Fall of 2009.
Every year at its annual WINDPOWER luncheon, the Women of Wind Energy traditionally honors those women who are past, present and future movers and shakers in the industry. But this year, WoWE also announced some important moving and shaking of its own. If you were not one of the 400+ people in attendance on May 5, read all about it here.
Women of Wind Energy depends on the generosity of wind industry businesses and organizations to help us build new opportunities for women’s career growth, leadership, and impact. For the names of companies that are leading the way in support for women of wind through WOWE sponsorship in 2009, please click here.
Karen Conover, founder of Global Energy Concepts and current Director of Wind Energy for DNV-GEC, is WoWE's 2009 Woman of the Year. Karen has over 20 years of experience with wind energy technology and other renewable energy applications, many of which continue to be employed in the industry today. Since 1995 she has served on the AWEA Board of Directors as the first and only woman. Read more here...