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DOE Webinar on "Community Renewable Energy Success Stories - Tapping into Wind in Urban Environments"

September 18 | 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (add to my calendar)

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The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Tapping into Wind in Urban Environments on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar will provide information and lessons learned on urban wind turbine projects in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Hull, Massachusetts. Learn more about the projects below.

Lessons Learned: Milwaukee’s Wind Turbine Project

The A to Z basics in constructing a wind turbine in an urban environment will be covered as well as the lessons learned. The City of Milwaukee found that information and transparency were two key items that helped win over local officials and the public when planning their 100-kilowatt urban wind project.

Hull Wind: A Community Gets Green

In 1997, members of the community of Hull, Massachusetts, founded Citizen Advocates for Renewable Energy to develop a wind project to offset the community’s electricity use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The first wind turbine was completed in late 2001 and the second one was completed in 2006. This presentation will discuss the two projects and the challenges and successes that the community experienced in developing them.

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