Saskatoon Community Wind - Week 1. 1-March-2013
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MEDIA. The release last week was purposefully kept low-key and local and as a result media take-up was largely confined to Saskatoon. Details of all media appearances are on the SCW blog page. Key issues: whether or not subsidies are involved (they are not!), who will own it (the community) and where the turbines will be located (15-30 kilometres from Saskatoon but no site yet selected). Not yet apparent where public feeling lies and that should become clear in the next couple of weeks.

Spain - 63% wind. There is a common urban myth that it is not possible to operate electrical systems which have more than a few percent wind on them. Last year Denmark, the world leader, saw 30% of all of its national electricity needs coming from wind turbines. The comparable figure for Spain was 20%. And last week (Saturday 23 February) for a 4-hour period that morning, wind was supplying more than 60% of all electricity being generated. Details on the Spanish grid operator's web site.

US DOE Seminar on Community Renewables. On March 19 the US Department of Energy will be having a webinar on 'Community Renewable Energy Success Stories' It is free to sign up. Details on the  DOE web site.
This will showcase the potential of community schemes to advance a variety of renewable energy technologies.

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