USDA Announces $21.9 Million For Rural Community Energy Grants

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns recently announced the availability of $21.9 million to help rural communities cope with extremely high energy costs  Communities have until October 1 to apply for grants under this program. USDA programs are generally available for Land Grant Colleges, rural programs and communities with under 50,000 in their Metro Area.  Here’s the…
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USDA ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF $21.9 MILLION IN HIGH ENERGY COST GRANTS

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns recentlyannounced the availability of $21.9 million to help rural communitiescope with extremely high energy costs  Communities have until October 1to apply for grants under this program. USDA programs are generally available for Land Grant Colleges, rural programs and communities with under 50,000 in their Metro Area.  Here’s the full story with…
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DMI INDUSTRIES OFFSETS CARBON EMISSIONS WITH RECS

Company Strengthens Environmental Dedication with Green-e, Green Power Partner Designations Good for DMI.  They’ve been a strong asset in manufacturing wind towers right here in the valley.  The article contains some links for more information on RECs Green-e certified Renewable Energy Credits.  Here’s the full story:        West Fargo, N.D. (Aug. 7, 2007) – DMI Industries…
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Hybrid Train To Start Running On July 31

 Japan kicks off a diesel-electric hybrid train.  There’s a ton of good applications for hybrid vehicles, there’s already hybrid buses, now heres a story on a hybrid train.  Here’s the full story: 07/05/2007 THE ASAHI SHIMBUN East Japan Railway Co. will start commercial operations on July 31 of what officials say is the world’s first…
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News From The Sustainable Community Network

Here are some interesting articles and studies from NextStep a Sustainable Communities Network in Minnesota.   Some of the work they cite originated right here in Fargo with the Meadowlark Project presenting some possible scenarios for the Great Plains states for 2050. Here’s this months newsletter they send to members. It’s easy and free to join:…
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