ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

This page list factsheets and links to other resources

Websites and References for Wind and Wind Energy Information

Michigan State University- available resources and links:
  • American Wind Energy Association – many fact sheets, sighting guidelines, national wind issues:  http://www.awea.org
  • Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association.  Michigan-based association that sponsors events and seminars to promote regional renewable energy: http://www.glrea.org/
  • Midwest Renewable Energy Association.  Many fact sheets and how-to resources on all kinds of renewable energy.  Also includes a wonderful web-based resource library:  http://www.the-mrea.org
  • Wind-Works.org   An on-line archive of articles and commentary primarily--but not solely--on wind energy, constructed and maintained by Paul Gipe, who has worked in wind energy for more than 30 years. http://www.wind-works.org
  • Windustry – A non-profit organization based in Minnesota, dedicated to helping farmers install utility scale and small wind systems on their land.  http://www.windustry.org
  • Rural Energy For America Program Grants/Renewable Energy Systems/Energy Efficiency Improvement Program (REAP/RES/EEI) * The REAP/RES/EEI Grants Program provides grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance. It also provides funds to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.  http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/9006grant.htm
  • Wind Energy Websites & References - Informational page that list a host of websites and reference sources for wind energy
  • Websites and References for Oil and Gas Lease Information

    The following resources have been developed to assist landowners that have been contacted by oil and gas companies requesting a lease agreement.  If you should have additional questions, please feel free to contact Curtis Talley, Jr., District Farm Management Educator at 231-873-2129.
     

    Click here to connect to Michigan State University Extension's Oil & Gas portal page

    Oil & Gas Newsletter April 2011 (pdf)

    Oil & Gas Newsletter September 2012 (pdf)

    Row Information for Landowers July 2009

    Oil and Gas Expert Resources July -23-2010

    Michigan Oil and Gas Lease 2010

    Landowner info for Oil an Gas Leasing