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Environmental Assessments in the Great Lakes Region Webinar

This webinar was hosted by Windustry with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on May 18, 2010. The webinar provided a discussion of discuss environmental assessments for land-based wind energy development in and near communities along the Great Lakes.

Presenters for the webinar included:

  • David Stout, Chairman of the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Charles McKeown, Renewable Energy Policy Program Manager, MSU Land Policy Institute
  • Michael D. Ernst, Esq., Director, Regulatory Affairs, Tetra Tech

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The Environmental Assessments in the Great Lakes Region webinar and slides are copyrighted by their respective owners and may not be distributed in any format without the explicit written permission of the copyright owners.

Wind Turbine Syndrome: Myths and Facts Webinar

This webinar was hosted by Windustry and the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on February 11, 2010. The webinar provided a discussion of the myths and facts behind wind turbine syndrome and how scientific research is used to both support and deny the claims made.

Presenters for Wind Turbine Syndrome: Myths and Facts included:

  • W. David Colby, M.D.: Chatham-Kent Medical Officer of Health (Acting); Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
  • Geoff Leventhall, Ph.D.: Consultant in Noise Vibration and Acoustics, UK


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Additional information is available from the American Wind Energy Association in the report "Wind Turbine Sound and Health Effects: An Expert Panel Review."

The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council released their summary report concluding that no evidence exists to positively link wind turbines with adverse health effects. The public statement and review of the evidence can be found at the NHMRC website

The Wind Turbine Syndrome: Myths and Facts webinar and slides are copyrighted by their respective owners and may not be distributed in any format without the explicit written permission of the copyright owners.

Understanding Wind Energy Leases

 Archived webinar hosted by the High Plains Energy Extension Team. This webcast provides a good overview of the wind energy development process, discusses the many important provisions found in wind energy lease and easement agreements, and then wraps up with a discussion of landowner wind energy associations. 

Speakers are Dr. Shannon Ferrell from Oklahoma State University and Sarah Hamlen from Montana State University.

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Windustry Webinar - PTC, ITC or Cash Grant?

Webinar Series: Financing for Community Wind and Community Energy Projects

This is a recording of the first in a four-part webinar series at no charge that will provide attendees with vital information regarding Community Wind and Community Energy project financing in the new policy environment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Windustry Webinar

PTC, ITC or Cash Grant:
Where should a community wind developer begin?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

This webinar presented information about:

  • The opportunities relating to each incentive as outlined in the ARRA
  • What it takes to get a U.S. Treasury Cash Grant in lieu of tax credits, including:
    • How to access the funds
    • How and when to get project costs certified
    • What to expect in the application process
    • What the requirements are for submission

Moderator:
Lisa Daniels, Windustry

Panelists:
Jim Duffy, Nixon Peabody LLP
Forrest David Milder, Nixon Peabody LLP
Matt Ferguson, Reznick Group
Julie Newland, Reznick Group
Kevin Schulte, Sustainable Energy Developments

 

A transcript in Adobe Reader (PDF) format is also available in the link below:
Windustry Webinar Transcript

This webinar was presented by Windustry.
Windustry

In-kind sponsorship of this webinar was provided by National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Nixon Peabody LLP, Reznick Group, and Sustainable Energy Developments (SED).

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Reznick Group
Nixon Peabody LLP Sustainable Energy Developments

Wind Project Siting in the Great Lakes Region Webinar

This webinar was hosted by Windustry and the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute on August 13, 2009.

Speakers for Wind Project Siting in the Great Lakes Region included:

Laurie Jodziewicz, American Wind Energy Association

Laurie is the coordinated the AWEA Wind Energy Siting Handbook. She will be sharing with us the basic steps and considerations within the development process through to construction of the wind project

Michael Vickerman, RENEW Wisconsin

Michael is the Executive Director of RENEW Wisconsin, a non-profit that promotes clean energy strategies for powering the state's economy in an environmentally responsible manner. In May 2009, RENEW Wisconsin received funding from the Department of Energy to fund a new project called "Sowing the Seeds for a Bountiful Harvest: Shaping the Rules and Creating the Tools for Wisconsin's Next Generation of Wind Farms". He will share with us his project work and how it can be used as a model to sit wind turbines.

The complete recorded webinar is available in a ReadyTalk format that can be played in a web browser using Flash and a broadband connnection.

Current Legislative Efforts to Promote Wind Energy Development

Minnesota–North Dakota–South Dakota Network Webinar Series

Part 1: Current Legislative Efforts to Promote Wind Energy Development in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

This webinar was recorded on April 21, 2009.

Speakers from each state will present on current legislative efforts and the status of policies that seek to promote wind energy development followed by a question and answer period. The goal of this webinar was to start a constructive dialogue and encourage teamwork between stakeholders in these states.

Speakers:

South Dakota: Steve Wegman, Executive Director, South Dakota Wind Energy Association, www.sdwind.org
North Dakota: Mindi Grieve, Government Relations Specialist, Environmental Law and Policy Center, www.elpc.org

The recorded webinar is available in audio format that can be played in a web browser using a broadband connnection.

Wind Energy Facility Permitting and Siting Webinar

Minnesota–North Dakota–South Dakota Network Webinar Series

Part 2: Wind Energy Facility Permitting and Siting

This webinar was recorded on June 26, 2009.

  • What permits are necessary?
  • Who issues permits for wind energy projects?
  • How are wind energy projects sited?
  • What is the process to get a permit?

Speakers:

Minnesota: Deborah Pile, MN Department of Commerce
North Dakota: Jerry Lein, ND Public Service Commission
South Dakota: Tim Binder, SD Public Utilities Commissiom


Offshore Wind Potential for the Great Lakes, January 30, 2009

Here are the presentation slides from the Offshore Wind Potential for the Great Lakes webinar that was presented on January 30, 2009.

 

Webinar: Landowner Options Wind Energy in Great Lakes Region

 Webinar:  Landowner Options Wind Energy- October 11, 2007

 

Links to webinar materials:

  • Wind Energy: Landowner Options - This presentation covers the different options landowners have for participating in wind energy, with much of the presentation devoted to best practices and tips for leasing your land to a wind developer.
  • Using a Dispersed Strategy in Your Region - This presentation covers the basics of transmission and distribution and how to use transmission maps and tables.

We invite you to use these slides for your own meetings and presentations.

Webinar: The Basics of Wind Energy

Links to webinar materials

Wind Energy 101 - A presentation that describes the current state of the U.S. wind industry as well as the difference between commercial scale and home and farm scale wind projects.

 

Wind Energy Myths and Facts

- A presentation that provides information about common concerns and misconceptions about wind energy development. Also provides best resources for further information on these topics.

 

We invite you to use these slides for your own meetings and presentations.

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