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October 08, 2003

Massachusetts Provides $4 Million for Community Wind Power

The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) announced in mid-September a $4 million initiative to help cities and towns throughout the state tap into wind power. The MTC administers the state's Renewable Energy Trust, which has developed detailed wind resource maps for each of the 351 communities in the state. The MTC is holding a series of meetings across the state to gauge interest and to determine what resources are needed for developing successful local wind installations. See the MTC press release and Web site.

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has long recognized the benefits of small wind power installations, which it promotes on its Small Wind Systems Web site. See the latest addition to the site: a new AWEA booklet, "Permitting Small Wind Turbines: A Handbook." (PDF 495 KB). Download Acrobat Reader.