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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

UW-P receives $5,000 from wind-energy firm

An article from the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA):

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's new sustainable and renewable energy systems major recently received $5,000 from Wind Capital Group, a wind-energy firm in Missouri, for its renewable-energy program to help promote and further the program.

Besides equipment and field trips, Wind Capital Group's commitment also will help fund student and faculty collaborative research and projects, scholarships within the program, and student and faculty conference trips.

Wind Capital has a number of projects, including a proposed wind farm in Smelser Township (and parts of two other Grant County townships), that the company is pursuing. The goal is to develop more wind-generated electricity in Wisconsin. The project is on hold pending state regulators' efforts to come up with statewide rules for wind farms.

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