Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Wind Energy

Indiana Jumps on Wind Energy Bandwagon

2407737316_08f75ee725_m.jpgIndiana is learning from its fellow “I” state to the west — Illinois — that there are big money and green jobs in wind energy. The Windiana 2008 conference will be held in Indianapolis June 17th and 18th. Said Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, in an article in Inside Indiana Business:

“Indiana is on the verge of explosive growth in wind energy…. There is not one single energy issue or technology that has fostered more interest and discussion among Hoosiers. As these turbines begin sprouting on Indiana farmland there is a huge appetite for information about them, which is why we’re bringing all these people together.”

The conference has been put together partly by the Indiana Wind Working Group, among other entities. Along with the Indiana Renewable Energy Association, they are advocating what has worked to build renewables in other states: a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). RPS’s assure investment in renewable technologies by requiring that a state have a certain portion of its energy generated by renewable sources. Given the need for jobs in Indiana and the potential for wind in the state, we can expect more support for a state RPS going forward.

 

Advertisement
 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

Carol Gulyas is a leader in the renewable energy community in Illinois, where she serves as VP of the Board of the Illinois Solar Energy Association. Recently she co-founded EcoAchievers -- a provider of online education for the renewable energy and sustainable living community. She spent 18 years in the direct marketing industry in New York and Chicago, and is currently a teaching librarian at Columbia College Chicago. Carol grew up in a small town in central Indiana, then lived in the Pacific Northwest, Lima, Peru, and New York City. She is inspired by reducing energy consumption through the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and green building technology.

Comments

You May Also Like

Clean Transport

INDOT, Purdue to Develop Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Solution for Highway Infrastructure

Autonomous Vehicles

When we think of cars and computer vision, the obvious applications are all on the car. Lane sensing, obstacle sensing, and seeing other cars...

Clean Power

Renewable energy interests in Indiana hope to get a boost from a new state law that transfers the permitting process to the state instead...

Clean Transport

Meijer, a major grocery store chain in the US Northeast that is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is teaming up with EV fast...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.