Regardless of the paths we have chosen for ourselves, there are always opportunities to make a positive impact on our world. Whether you started in sales, as an entrepreneur, maintenance technician, or any other professional, there is time to apply those skills towards making a positive impact in your community. Renewable energies are becoming more and more vital for our society to function efficiently and sustainably. With individual commitment and community support, renewable energy use will continue to grow at an exponential rate. Continue reading
April 8, 2015 1:00PM to 2:00PM EDT The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) will host a webinar on how certification is being used to meet the new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements for small and medium wind turbines that went into effect February 2015. 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