Monthly Archives: January 2013

ACORE Renewable Energy Forum 2/5-2/6 in DC

ACORE’s National Renewable Energy Policy Forum strategically occurring after the election at the start of the 113th Congress, will chart the path forward for pro-growth, constructive and bipartisan renewable energy policy. Join renewable energy leaders from Capitol Hill and across the

NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Energy Academy

Applications are currently being accepted for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) 2013 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. NREL’s Executive Energy Leadership Academy, also known as Energy Execs, is a leadership program for non-technical decision-makers throughout the

Breakthrough For Hawaiian Solar Power Announced By Clean Energy Groups

IREC Press Release January 29, 2013 Contact:  Isaac Moriwake, Earthjustice:  808-599-2436 x6613 Tim Lindl, IREC: 510.314.8385 Barriers should come down for homeowners, businesses wanting to add rooftop solar Honolulu, HI — Today, national organizations Earthjustice and the Interstate Renewable Energy

Small Wind Consumer’s Guide now featured in Open EI

The U.S. Small Wind Consumer’s Guide is now featured in OpenEI, DOE’s wiki platform for energy information. In the past, the Small Wind Consumer’s Guide, produced by Wind Powering America and NREL, has been extremely popular, with tens of thousands

DWEA Lobbying and Strategy Event in DC February 12-13th

The Distributed Wind Energy Association will hold their second annual lobbying and strategy event in Washington, DC on February 12-13th.  U.S. Senator Jon Tester and U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer have both confirmed their participation. The first day will focus on

Small Wind Conference 2013

A study published by Nature Climate Change revealed that there’s enough wind potential, both on the Earth’s surface and up in the atmosphere, to power human civilization 100 times over.  At present, humans use about 18 terawatts of power worldwide. 

NACo and DWEA Release County Wind Ordinance Best Practices Guide

The National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) have released a guide that details best practices to assist counties in developing effective county wind ordinances. The report, County Strategies for Successfully Managing and Promoting Wind

ILLINOIS: Wind for Schools accepting applications

Now in its second year, the Illinois Wind for Schools (ILWFS) program is accepting applications from highly motivated middle school and high school teachers in Illinois public school districts. Three to five middle and/or high schools are selected each academic

ILLINOIS: Western Illinois University Installs Small Wind Turbine

A small wind turbine was installed in December at Western Illinois University to serve as a curriculum resource, while addressing sustainability goals of the University as part of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs’ (IIRA) Illinois Wind for Schools project.

WISCONSIN: Milwaukee Happy with New Wind Turbine

Benefit to Milwaukee taxpayers approaches $15,000 since going online In just its first nine months of production, Milwaukee’s wind turbine, a Northern Power 100, is providing an environmental and economic benefit to Milwaukee. The generation of wind energy at the


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