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Offshore Wind Energy in North America's Great Lakes


Toronto, ON - Wind Energy Update are hosting their second annual conference dedicated to the offshore wind industry in region this September in 2010.

This will to be a high level networking opportunity with expert speakers from Trillium Wind Power, AWS Truewind, Tetra Tech, Global Marine Systems, A2SEA, Michigan Land Policy Institute and many more...

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Wind Energy Community Forum


Madison, WI - On Friday, June 18th, at 1:00 in room 5120 of Grainger Hall, we will launch this summer's Wind Energy speaker series. Tom Eggert will provide a broad overview of the wind sector, the growth of jobs in companies that supply the wind sector, and the efforts that Wisconsin is putting into attracting wind companies to Wisconsin. We will also have time to draw on knowledge that you will bring to the session.

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Factsheet on Wind Turbine Interactions with Birds and Bats

The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative has released an updated factsheet summarizing the interactions between wind turbines and bird and bat populations in the U.S. The information is divided into three categories: conclusions that have broad consensus, ideas that have been presented but not broadly supported yet, and areas where knowledge gaps remain.

This factsheet is only a summary of existing literature and studies and does not provide new scientific analysis or information about these interactions. Also provided is an extensive and detailed listing of citations used in the factsheet.

Visit the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative's website to learn more and to download the factsheet. 

DOE to Invest $6 Million in Midsize Wind Turbine Technology Development

June 3, 2010 - 12:04pm -- Anonymous
U.S. Department of Energy

Washington DC — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the availability of up to $6 million to advance midsize wind turbine technology in order to boost the speed and scale of midsize turbine deployment. DOE will provide the funding over two years to accelerate the development, testing, and commercialization of domestically manufactured, midsize wind turbines with rated generating capacities between 100 kilowatts and 1 megawatt. Through this funding opportunity, DOE will leverage private-sector technology investment by providing cost-shared partnerships to qualified projects in support of the Administration's drive to create clean-energy jobs, and promote economic development and energy independence. DOE anticipates making up to four initial grants under this competitive solicitation.

Wind Energy Conference: Opportunities for Suppliers


Cedar Rapids, IA - This event is dedicated to helping fabricating and machining shops identify and capitalize on opportunities in the wind energy supply chain. Highlights of the conference include a tour of the Acciona Wind Turbine Generator Assembly Plant; a procurement panel discussion, featuring representatives from Acciona Windpower NA LLC, Clipper Windpower Inc., and Vestas Nacelles A/S; and technical presentations on manufacturing wind turbine components.

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EUEC 2011


Phoenix, AZ - EUEC 2011, the 14th Annual Energy & Environment Conference & Expo will be held January 31- February 2, 2011 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona.

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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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