A new Wind Energy Permit Toolkit from our colleagues at the Northwest Wind Resource & Action Center is available! This toolkit includes information on how jurisdictions can standardize their zoning regulations and permitting processes to ensure safe and cost-effective wind energy development that is appropriate for their community. Strategies are provided for both large-scale wind projects connected to transmission lines and small-scale projects intended for on-site use. Continue reading
Power plants account for nearly 40 percent of the carbon pollution produced in Minnesota. The Clean Power Plan, recently announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, sets the first-ever national standards for reducing carbon pollution from power plants and lets states determine how to get there. Continue reading
Major US DOE studies this year have looked at the falling price for wind energy and the improving technology for capturing wind at high elevations. This study, from Bentham Paulos, looks at those aspects and advances the idea that wind energy could be an important component for states in meeting Clean Power Plan goals: Continue reading
Three Windustry interns attended a weeklong workshop given by KidWind / REcharge Academies. This intensive training included electricity education, exhibit ideas, and tours of energy facilities. Continue reading
Kenya's new wind farm will generate 1/5 of its power. Read more here.