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CERTs (Minnesota) RFP for technical assistance now available. Proposals are due November 16, 2007.

October 23, 2007 - 10:17am -- Anonymous

The Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), via the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (U of MN Regional Partnerships) and Southwest Regional Development Commission (SRDC), seek to provide limited financial assistance for energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects requiring technical assistance.

Minnesota Passes New C-BED Legislation

September 18, 2007 - 1:52pm -- Anonymous

New Law Passed to Advance Community Energy Projects
Next Generation Energy Act Helps MN Farmers and Small Businesses Build Renewable Energy Projects

St. Paul, MN – (5/25/07) Today Governor Tim Pawlenty signed the Next Generation Energy Act (SF145), which includes critical provisions that will help rural communities build wind farms, biomass power plants and other renewable energy facilities.

NEW ENERGY television program now available on DVD

July 11, 2007 - 1:03pm -- Anonymous

NEW ENERGY: A fresh look at how the Midwest is creating a green energy economy

Windustry has partnered with Twin Cities Public Television and Erika Johnson to tell the story of how wind, biofuels, and other renewable energy technologies are contributing to the region’s energy security, economic sustainability, and integrity of our natural resources.

NEW ENERGY premiered on Sunday, January 7, 2007 on MN TPT Channel 17, and since then it has appeared on:

Major US Utility Facilitates Citizen Wind Power

September 17, 2005 - 3:08pm -- Anonymous

"Major US Utility Facilitates Citizen Wind Power," Windpower Monthly, May 2006, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 29-30. "In an American twist to the European model of community scale wind power development, huge Midwest utility Xcel Energy is facilitating the birth of a broad popular movement in local ownership of small scale wind projects." Windustry executive director Lisa Daniels contributed to this article on the impact of C-BED (Community-Based Energy Development) on wind energy projects in Minnesota.

Getting Landowners through the First Steps: Land use decisions now have repercussions that stretch decades into the future

September 17, 2004 - 3:56pm -- Anonymous

"Getting Landowners through the First Steps: Land use decisions now have repercussions that stretch decades into the future" by William Opalka, North American WINDPOWER, Volume 2, Number 3, April 2005.

Harvesting The Wind

September 18, 2003 - 11:38am -- Anonymous

Harvesting The Wind

by Kindra Gordon

Looking for another crop to harvest? Consider the wind. Wind turbines are compatible with raising crops, forages and livestock, says Lisa Daniels, director of Windustry, a Minnesota-based organization devoted to educating landowners about wind energy. They take less than 2% of the land out of production, and it's an additional source of revenue. With wind energy potential pegged at 10,777 billion


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