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Latest News from Windustry
ATLANTA, June 5, 2012 – The Windustry Board of Directors, along with a Peer Group of Community Wind Colleagues, is pleased to present the Community Wind Innovator Award in honor of the late Paul Woodin. The award was presented at the Community Wind Working Group meeting at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Windpower 2012 conference in Atlanta on June 5. Renewable Northwest Project deputy director John Audley accepted the award on Woodin’s behalf.
ATLANTA, June 5, 2012 – The Windustry Board of Directors, along with this year’s community wind peer group, is pleased to announce Dan Juhl, chairman and CEO of Juhl Wind, Inc., as the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service in Community Wind Award. The award was presented at the Community Wind Work Group meeting at the American Wind Energy Association Windpower 2012 conference in Atlanta on June 5.
Community and Small Wind Webinar Series
Topic #1: U.S. Small Wind Market Report: 144,000 Turbines Deployed
Video and text versions of the webinar are available for this webinar that was recorded on December 15, 2011. This webinar examined the market for clean, affordable, homegrown wind energy and recent growth in sales, capacity and incentives for small wind turbines (up to 100 kW) powering homes, farms and businesses.
Continues to Deliver Innovative Community Wind Programs
Minneapolis, MN, December 12, 2011 – Windustry has moved to new offices, located just four blocks from its old offices. The organization’s new contact information is below. Please update your address book and database accordingly. All staff e-mails and the website url remain the same.
201 Ridgewood Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55403
Phone: 612-200-0331 OR
Windustry's Landowner Wind Energy Association (LWEA) Resource Center has reached milestones working with two communities in West Virginia and Montana, providing on-the-ground technical assistance, support and analysis needed to establish a successful community wind energy business.
Innovative new technologies are continually being developed that will help us to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change. Despite these efforts, the Earth's atmospheric CO2 levels continue to rise. According to NASA's Jim Hansen and other leading scientists, the number one way to cut emissions quickly and get below 350ppm - the estimated safe upper limit of CO2 in the atmosphere - is to stop burning fossil fuels and convert to more renewable sources - as soon as possible.
The Windustry Board of Directors is pleased to announce the inauguration and the first recipient of the Distinguished Service in Community Wind Award. This award is given annually to a person who has made an exceptionally significant contribution to the establishment and growth of Community Wind as a uniquely valuable form of clean, renewable energy.Status should be required
Windustry is pleased to announce the establishment and presentation of the Community Wind Innovator Award, which is to be given annually to an individual who has made significant progress over the past two years in forging ahead with new policies, new approaches, new business models or new research to further community and distributed wind energy. This person's ideas and efforts have changed how we think about or perform our work. The recipient of this award:
- Since 2008 wind turbine prices in the U.S. have fallen by nearly one-third on average, according to a new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). "Understanding Trends in Wind Turbine Prices Over the Past Decade" examines how $-per-kW costs have declined in recent years, after having previously doubled over the period from 2002 through 2008. Berkeley Lab analyzed price data on a sampling of U.S. wind turbine transactions totaling 23,850 megawatts from 1997 through early 2011.
A report from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service interviews Windustry Executive Director Lisa Daniels about the upcoming community and small wind conference in Albany, NY, October 26-28.DHS update