Business & Other Useful Links

Alternative and Renewable Energy Links:  The University of Michigan Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) is funded by the US Department of Energy to help out manufacturers. Our goal is to aid small to medium sized manufacturers in Michigan, and parts of northern Ohio and Indiana; in reducing their costs, energy usage, increase productivity, and reduce waste and pollution.  Overview of woody biomass production and utilization in the U.S.  US Department of Energy  The Great Lakes Wind Council, created by Executive Order No. 2009-1, serves as an advisory body within the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth to examine issues and make recommendations related to offshore wind development in Michigan.

Alternative Energy Incentives  DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.  Facts about electricity A Renewable Energy Reference Guide

Economic Recovery:  Using wood as a biomass energy fuel source, especially where wood chips are plentiful and cheap, can be one answer for larger public and private institutions.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century.  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009  Analysis of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Environmental Links

LEED Certification  Find all the resources you need to help you achieve LEED certification, including reference guides for each rating system, templates for submitting projects’ documentation, other reference documents, and the tools you need to keep your projects’ status up-to-date.  National Audubon Society  United States Environmental Protection Agency  Climate change links portal

Industrial / Technology:  The Apollo Alliance is a coalition of labor, business, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution that will put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs.  Business and Cooperative Programs

Wind Energy Related Links  The Greats Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) is a multi-sector coalition of wind energy stakeholders working to facilitate the sustainable development of wind power in the binational Great Lakes region.  Great Lakes Ice Charts available from the NOAA  US Offshore Wind Collaborative  20% Wind energy by 2030.  American Wind Energy Association  British Wind Energy Association

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