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What's New
Euclid Council supports wind energy project
The News-Herald (12/3)
LEEDCo, a nonprofit organization focused on creating an offshore wind energy industry in Ohio, has been gaining support from Northeast Ohio communities for a new wind energy project.

Birds and wind turbines at a crossroads
The Beacon (12/3)
On the shores of Lake Erie, two of the most prominent natural resources - bald eagles and wind turbines - seem to be on the brink of colliding.

Huron County wind turbines will double in number
Huron Daily Tribune (10/11)
The number of wind energy turbines in Huron County next summer is set to more than double in size from the 2012 totals, Jeff Smith, director of the Huron County Building and Zoning Office said Friday. “By sometime next year, we should have 328 wind turbines in Huron County” Smith said.

Wind tower manufacturer sending regular shipments aboard ferry
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/11)
Vacationers taking the SS Badger across Lake Michigan this summer will be accompanied by oversize trailers carrying massive pieces of steel. The ship is carrying wind towers produced in Wisconsin and headed to wind farms under construction in Michigan.

River eyed for power...
Watertown Daily Times (5/21)
The town of Lisbon, NY will conduct a feasibility study to consider building hydro-electric power turbines on the St. Lawrence River bottom with the goal of providing low-cost energy to the region

LEEDCo: Take wind energy pledge to support Lake Erie renewable energy project
The News-Herald (4/23)
The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. wants to give the Northeast Ohio community the opportunity to become directly involved in the wind power industry by pledging to buy a portion of their future electricity needs from offshore wind power.

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Overview
Renewable energy is derived from resources that are generally not depletable, such as the sun, wind and water movement. These sources of natural energy can be converted into usable energy in several ways, including a number of relatively mature technologies such as hydropower, biomass and waste combustion.

Renewable energy may substitute for oil use and conventional electricity production, and may curb greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and other waste generation from energy use. It supplies about 8% of national energy demand. Renewable energy equipment is increasingly recognized as a "critical" pollution-prevention technology.

Reference: Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology

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General Resources
Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
The center helps communities design and implement innovative strategies, including energy programs, that enhance the local economy, environment and quality of life.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
EREN is the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's premier resource for information on renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
This multidisciplinary research and development program promotes the development and deployment of sustainable energy technologies.

Energy Federation Incorporated
EFI strives to assist people and organizations in their efforts to use energy and water efficiently.

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA)
The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that educates, advocates, promotes, and publicly demonstrates renewable energy technologies in the Great Lakes bioregion.

Great Lakes Wind Collaborative
The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) is a group established to build consensus and identify and address issues affecting the planning, development, and operation of wind power facilities in the Great Lakes region.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
Energy and Regulatory Matters Information Service
MREA is a network for sharing ideas, resources, and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote a sustainable future through renewable energy and energy efficiency.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
NREL is the nation's leading laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research.

RENEW Wisconin
Promotes clean energy strategies for powering Wisconsin's economy in an environmentally responsible manner.

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Energy Systems in Canada
Independent Power Producers' Society of Ontario
The society provides information to help people produce and/or use energy in the most intelligent and environmentally friendly ways possible.

Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP)
Formerly known as the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST), REPP's goal is to accelerate the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful policy analysis, and innovative strategies amid changing energy markets and mounting environmental needs.

Sustainable Energy for Economic Development
Four organizations: Clean Water Fund, Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy, The Minnesota Project and the Sustainable Resources Center, have joined forces to work with farmers, rural leaders and organizations, and energy advocates to build a stronger base of support for renewable energy development in Minnesota.

The Source for Renewable Energy
This site provides a global database of renewable energy-related businesses.

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