Conference to address growing interest in wind and solar energy

A growing interest in alternative energy sources, sparked by soaring oil prices and the development of large wind farms in northwest Iowa, has raised many questions about wind and solar energy.

To address this important topic, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Woodbury and Plymouth Counties, along with other partner organizations, is presenting a Wind and Solar Energy Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Sioux City Convention Center, 801 4th St., Sioux City from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  

“Iowa has become a leader in the nation in the development of alternative energy sources, including the exciting fields of wind and solar energy,” said Sherry McGill, ISU Extension and Outreach regional director. “This conference will explore what is happening currently in wind and solar energy.”

The Wind and Solar Energy Conference will help business and industry leaders, home owners, individuals, farmers, and schools better understand wind and solar energy today and explore the potential for the future. The conference will also provide additional information about alternative sources of electricity. 

As a conference highlight, Brent Nelson, senior planner, for the city of Sioux City, will present on the regulations regarding installation of wind turbines and solar panels in Sioux City.

More information, including a conference flyer and registration information is available on the Woodbury Extension website.

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Updated grain balance sheets available

The grain balance sheets can be thought of as a commodity counter-part to financial balance sheets that center on the supply and demand for money that is available to a business, an individual, or other institution, and how much will be left after all demands for funds are met. The financial balance sheets focus on assets, liabilities, and net worth. In commodities, the focus is on available supplies, various sources of demand, and carryover stocks that are left at the end of the marketing year after all demands have been met.

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Updated grain balance sheets available

The grain balance sheets can be thought of as a commodity counter-part to financial balance sheets that center on the supply and demand for money that is available to a business, an individual, or other institution, and how much will be left after all demands for funds are met.  The financial balance sheets focus on assets, liabilities, and net worth.  In commodities, the focus is on available supplies, various sources of demand, and carryover stocks that are left at the end of the marketing year after all demands have been met.  

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BIOeConference 2009 – Solutions for Sustainability

BIOeConference

 

Don’t miss the keynote address by scientist James Lovelock as he details:

  • the current state of global warming
  • the potential of using biochar produced from agricultural residues to reduce greenhouse gases

video

 

December 1, 2009
BIOeConference 2009 – Same great conference. More ways to attend. Be part of the solution.

 

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