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Windustry and partners present Wind Energy Center at the MN State Fair
A record-setting 19 wind energy businesses and nonprofits
stepped up to partner with Windustry to present the Wind
within The Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair this year.
Geronimo Wind Energy,
Iberdrola Renewables, Next Generation Power Systems and other established
companies and leaders in the field join newer companies and entrepreneurial
experts in making the Center possible. (Read more about the partners.)
Wind Center in its fifth year
Windustry has presented at The Eco Experience since it was begun in 2006 by the
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to inspire people to lead more sustainable lives and
improve their quality of life and the environment. Visitors can explore wind
turbines, consult computer mapping for wind speeds throughout the State and
talk to staff and volunteers about the benefits of
wind as a natural resource for renewable energy and economic
development for rural communities.
More than 350,000 visitors explored the Eco Experience in
2009 and a larger crowd is expected this year. The Minnesota State Fair runs August 26-September 6,
2010. The Eco Experience is located in the Progress Center
building (J-9 on map) at the corner of Cooper Street and Randall Avenue on the State Fairgrounds.
Eco Experience Partners in the Wind Energy Center:
Read More on the Windustry website.
- Geronimo Wind Energy
- Iberdrola Renewables
- Next Generation Power Systems
- Blattner Energy, Inc
- Bergey Windpower Co.
- Southwest Windpower Inc.
- Fredrikson & Byron, P.A
- REDI Resources
- 3M Renewable Energy
- Consulting Engineers Group
- Gamesa Energy USA
- National Wind
- Outland Renewable Energy
- Thomsen Nybeck, P.A
- Wind on the Wires
- WindPartners Finance, LLC
- EVS, Inc.
- Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A.
- HDR Engineering, Inc.
- Paulson Law Office, Ltd.
Wind Energy Center Partners from Wind on the Wires, Thomsen Nybeck, P.A, AMEC and Windustry staff enjoy the Eco Experience Grand Opening.
|Register now for Community Wind Across America
Community and Small Wind conferences
Windustry is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION is open for the Community Wind Across America two day conferences in the Rocky Mountain (10/26), Midwestern (11/15), and Mid Atlantic (11/30) regions.
These conferences promise practical information on how to
advance opportunities for locally-owned clean energy production and
rural economic development through Community Wind and Small Wind
What is Community Wind Across America?
Community Wind Across America is a series of regional conferences on Community Wind and Small Wind, presented by Windustry with support from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Who should attend Community Wind Across America
who are interested in developing Wind Energy, including farmers, ranchers, rural landowners, economic
development professionals, elected officials, business leaders, tribal
representatives, investors, bankers, town planners, and community leaders.
What to expect:
What is Community Wind?Community
wind energy projects come in many shapes and sizes, all sharing
significant elements of local ownership and participation (public or
private). This new economic opportunity for rural communities can build
support for renewable energy in general while maximizing the local
economic benefits of wind energy development.What is Small Wind?Small
Wind turbines have rated capacities of 100 kilowatts and less. They
produce clean, emissions-free power for individual homes, farms, and
small businesses. The U.S. leads the world in the production of small
wind turbines and the market is expected to continue strong growth
through the next decade.Read More on the Windustry website.
- Learn what Community Wind and Small Wind can mean to your community
- Hear from wind experts knowledgeable on wind development in the
Region, and those who have developed community and small wind projects.
- Meet potential business colleagues and project financiers.
- Shop the extensive wind industry exhibit floor.
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This song by Johnny Mercer, with music by Henry
Mayer, made the national
charts when it was recorded by Wayne Newton in 1965. But it is most known for a 1966 recording by Frank
What's the song title?Find out at Windspiration
On the Windustry Trail...
Windustry staff have been busy working on Community Wind:
Executive Director Lisa Daniels spoke at the National Women's Leadership Summit in June, joining oil industry officials,
conservationists, and national business leaders. The three-day bipartisan gathering discussed national energy and
honorary co-chairwomen are U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and
Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
We sponsored and attended the AREDAY environmental conference in Aspen Colorado, (America Renewable Energy Day), August 19-22, where a number of leaders in the financial and environmental sectors examined issues around renewable energy technology, renewable energy finance, the politics of climate change, and other climate change issues, including T. Boone Pickens, Gov. Bill Ritter, Ted Turner, and James Cameron.
- We attended the REAMP Annual Meeting at Loyola University of Chicago, August 3-4, joining other members to review accomplishments to date, network, and refine our regional strategy for the coming year. RE-AMP is an engaged and active network of nonprofits and foundations working on climate change and energy policy in an eight-state region of the upper Midwest.