Windustry's Spring 2015 Newsletter
Bicycles, awards, opportunities, and turbine climbers!
An article, "Your community, your energy, your choices," by Windustry executive director Lisa Daniels was featured in the April edition of the Minnesota Women's Press.Read more
Windustry participated in the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) conference this week.
We were on hand to discuss our Midwest Wind Energy Center projects, information about community wind gardens, and wind maps of Minnesota.Read more
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.Read more
Windustry's eNewsletter Fall 2014
The journal Consumer Reports just published an article about methods for making money off of your home. One section is devoted to wind and solar power and quotes Windustry's Lisa Daniels. From the article:
You can also monetize your property by using it to generate solar or wind power. “Most people think of wind power as these farms of 50 to 100 turbines,” Lisa Daniels, executive director of the advocacy group Windustry, said. Indeed, if you’re lucky enough to have acres of high, clear, windy land that’s near high-voltage transmission lines, you could earn hundreds of thousands from a wind-power company.Read more
US Department of Energy announces Windustry recipient of grant to create a regional wind resource center. The announcement, from the DOE's Stakeholder Engagement & Outreach Newsletter, is reproduced below.
Recent years have seen major growth in wind energy, and deployment projections indicate this trend will continue for all parts of the wind industry, from small distributed and community wind projects to massive land-based and offshore utility-scale facilities. Record numbers of Americans see wind energy as an important contributor to a secure and clean energy portfolio, and thousands of decisions are made every year at the household, local, state, and regional levels about wind energy development.