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Windustry was recently awarded a $275,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development office.
Windustry gained the support of the USDA in 2009 to launch a national Landowner Wind Energy Association Resource Center to technical support to rural communities seeking to develop community owned wind energy projects. The Center has been conducting feasibility studies to develop rural wind energy projects Montana, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Attendees of the Community Wind Across America conference for the Rocky Mountain region in Denver, along with others, are invited to join the U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday October 28, 2010 to brainstorm and develop concepts for federal legislative involvement in the distributed wind landscape that you believe would accelerate distributed wind deployment.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager will deliver the keynote address at the Community Wind across America conference in the Rocky Mountain Region on the opening morning of October 26, 2010. Tonsager has more than 35 years of dedicated work as a farmer, businessman, and community, state and national leader. He has been a vocal advocate for USDA Rural Development's continued investment in renewable-energy options, which he sees as "absolutely critical" to our future and the "greatest opportunity for economic growth in rural America today."
(PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7) Drexel University announced it will purchase Renewable Energy Certificates equal to 100 percent of its energy use, ensuring that 84,268 megawatt hours of electricity will be matched annually with wind energy entering the electricity grid.
This purchase will place Drexel among the top five university purchasers in the nation, according to the current Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership rankings.
The Renewable Energy Credits will be supplied by renewable energy marketer and developer Community Energy.