WASHINGTON D.C., June 30, 2009 - President Obama announced the launch of his Administration's Rural Tour to hold discussions on how communities, states, and the federal government can work together to help strengthen rural America. During July, August and September top Administration officials will fan out across the nation to hold a series of discussion on how to best implement programs and funds made available by The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Wind & Water Program Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Jacques Beaudry-Losique was appointed in April 2010 as the Program Manager for the Wind & Water for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Jacques held multiple senior positions at EERE since 2005, including two years as Deputy-Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy and three years leading major clean energy programs. Prior to DOE, Jacques has held senior executive positions for major U.S. corporations and also has many years of experience as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company. In his keynote address at the conference, Mr. Beaudry-Losique will draw from the Program’s recent studies on Deployment Barriers to Distributed Wind Energy.
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.
Windustry is pleased to announce the program for Community Wind across America regional conference in State College, PA, February 8-9, 2011.
In a program designed to address the most current issues and best practices in distributed wind energy development, regional and national speakers take up the subjects of growing the market, local involvement and investment, public policy and national energy independence. Breakout sessions delve into the specifics of what's needed to advance and build Community and Small Wind energy projects in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Berkeley, California - The U.S. Department of Energy released its “2008 Wind Technologies Market Report.” This report, authored primarily by Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, provides a comprehensive overview of trends in the U.S. wind power market, with a particular focus on 2008. For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. was home to the fastest-growing wind power market in the world in 2008. Specifically, U.S. wind power capacity additions increased by 60 percent in 2008, representing a $16 billion investment in new wind projects.
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.
Windustry is pleased to announce that special guests Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. and Commissioner of Agriculture John Stulp will speak at the Community Wind across America Rocky Mountain Region event, October 26–27, Denver, Colorado.
Featured in this issue:
- Bill Introduced to Encourage Renewable Energy Development
- Call for Wind Energy Center Volunteers
- Women of Wind Energy Continues to Soar
- Check out the Windustry Blog
- Community Wind Energy Update Meeting at WINDPOWER 2008
- Fill Your Tank with Wind Energy
- Community Wind Energy 2008 Wrap-Up
Featured in this issue:
- 2008 Farm Bill Update
- Community Wind at WINDPOWER 2008
- Welcome Interns!