All had a good time at the party. Great music, food, drinks, displays, and conversation!
A new study (Jan 2014) on the relationship between residential property values and wind development by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of Connecticut has just been reported. The study examined more than 122,000 home sales near 26 wind facilities (with over 1,500 within one mile of operating turbines) in Massachusetts, yet was unable to uncover any impacts to property values.
Preben Maegaard, President Emeritus of the World Wind Energy Association, reports that for a while on November 4 Denmark was generating more electricity from wind alone than its entire demand, and it managed this while maintaining quality. At 122% this was a new record.
Lisa Daniels, Windustry's Executive Director, spoke at the evening plenary session of the SRI Conference at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, October 29. This was the 24th annual SRI Conference, the Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing. Lisa's session was entitled "Redesigning Capitalism: Transformative Ownership that Works".
Special thanks to our volunteers who helped out so much at this year's exhibit.
Extra special recognition goes to volunteers extraordinare Paul Dinyer and Todd Triebold. Paul and Todd have volunteered with us at the fair every year for at least the last 4 years, and have gone well above and beyond in helping us out each year. Besides staffing the exhibit Paul helped us move in and move out. And Todd worked an amazing 7 shifts. So, extra special thanks to you guys. You ROCK!
This blog from a Bloomberg writer shows dramatically how wind lowers electric rates for consumers, and threatens the coal and nuclear industries. We can't help but note that the writer fails to mention that coal and nuclear energy are subsidized to a much greater extent than is wind.
Windustry's work to assist in starting up community wind projects in Montana, Wisconsin and West Virginia will continue well into 2013, thanks to an extension of the grant funding this work approved by the USDA.
The Sand Creek Winds project in northeastern Montana is farthest along, as this group of landowners cooperates very well internally, and the wind resource is very good. Their business has hired a staff person, and has also successfully applied for a queue position with WAPA, the regional transmission organization.
Featured in this issue:
- The Clean Energy Economy:Green Jobs growing faster than other sectors
- American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009: Bill fights global warming and helps farmers and landowners
- Windustry Webinar: Wind Energy Facility Permitting and Siting
- The Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair: Join us at the Wind Energy Center as a volunteer
- On the Windustry Trail...
Read the June 2009 Windustry E-Newsletter