New York Becoming the Windy State

John Davis Wind

Chicago might be known as the Windy City (actually dubbed for the city’s talkative politicians), but New York State seems to be putting nature’s wind to good use. reports that 9,300 customers of New York State Electric & Gas… better known as NYSEG… and another 3,000 customers of Rochester Gas & Electric… RG&E… have signed up to get wind-produced …


Sea Breezes Could Fuel East Coast

John Davis Wind

A study by the University of Delaware and Stanford University says there is enough energy in the breezes that blow off the Mid-Atlantic Coast to power much of the Eastern Seaboard… and then some. In this UD article, the study is the first empirical analysis in the country of a large-scale region’s potential offshore wind-energy supply: Willett Kempton, Richard Garvine …


Coal Leader Poised to be Wind Leader

John Davis Wind

Officials in Wyoming, the country’s largest coal producer, believe the state could become a leader in using wind to generate power. This story in the Casper (WY) Star Tribune says the state ranks as the seventh windiest in America and has 14 million acres of windy land: “Wind energy is the fastest growing energy technology in the world, and the …


Corn Growers, Farm Aid Team Up for Renewable Energy Workshops

John Davis Biodiesel, Ethanol, News, Wind

The American Corn Growers Association has received some grants from Farm Aid to put on a series of workshops across the country on producing and using ethanol, biodiesel, and wind energy. The Farm Aid money has been given to the Corn Growers to put on the workshops in more than half a dozen states on a variety of subjects: * …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, News, Wind

Wind Powering America

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Government, Wind

Helping me here at the Farm Progress Show is Kelcy Schroder, Iowa State University student. She’s here courtesy of the Monsanto, future ag journalist program, getting some new media experience. One of the first interviews she did was on wind power. Here’s her story: New Ag Markets are coming out everyday but Wind Energy is becoming more popular. Many of …

Audio, Government, Wind