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Hey, its time to Get Your Wind Game On! (we have actual prizes)

Can you name any wind turbine you see? Well, we have a contest for YOU.  Watch our new video and count up all the wind turbines you can find.  Then, identify the make, model, and location of as many as you can.  The contestants with the most correct answers will win prizes!  This contest ends 12:00pm CST on Monday, November 30. 2015.   Continue reading

EPA Decision Tool Slides

The EPA has published a decision tool to help people determine if a site is viable for renewable energy development. MWEC provided a webinar illustrating the tool and these are the slides from the webinar. Continue reading

Webinar on EPA's Decision Tool

The Midwest Wind Energy Center & Windustry will be presenting a webinar on October 15 @1pm CST about the US EPA's new Decision Tree Tool.  Developed by US EPA's RE-Powering America's Land Initiative, the RE-Powering Electronic Decision Tree tool guides interested parties through a process to screen sites for their suitability for solar photovoltaics or wind installations.  Continue reading

September Newsletter

Windustry's September 2015 Newsletter Windustry awarded  1st Conservation Media Group Action Grant to support Community Wind Campaign! Continue reading

Lisa Daniels begins 5-day, 390-mile Bicycle Ride for Climate

Climate Ride produces charitable multi-day bicycle rides that raises money for nonprofits devoted to environmental action.  The upcoming ride is taking place on the coast of Maine.   Continue reading

Wind Energy Permit Toolkit

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

#StickWindHere Campaign Launches!

Windustry's #StickWindHere campaign has officially launched!  This video-based outreach campaign was recently funded by the Conservation Media Group to help us spread the word about Community and Community-Shared Wind Projects Continue reading

Minnesota Benefits of the Clean Power Plan

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

Minnesota State Fair is in Full Swing!

Windustry is presenting our exhibits for the 10th year at the Minnesota State Fair!  With the help of over 70 volunteers and some innovative activities from KidWind, this year is shaping up to be the best one yet. Continue reading

Wind Energy and the Clean Power Plan

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