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Greensburg Wind Farm named ‘Wind Project of the Year’

first_imgSOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — NativeEnergy Inc,The Greensburg Wind Farm in Greensburg, KS, has been named “Wind Project of the Year” by RenewableEnergyWorld.com, a leading renewable energy publication. This award recognizes the project’s community benefits and unique financing model.Jeff Bernicke, president of NativeEnergy of South Burlington, accepted the award at the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo in Tampa, Florida.RenewableEnergyWorld.com said: “To recognize the perseverance of the people of Greensburg, Kansas, and the leadership of companies involved in developing and marketing the project, the 12.5 MW Greensburg Wind Farm is the 2011 ‘Wind Project of the Year.'”In May 2007, a massive tornado leveled Greensburg, destroying 95% of the town. In the face of this tragedy, the citizens of Greensburg decided to rebuild as “the greenest town in America.” This plan’spearheaded by non-profit Greensburg GreenTown’included construction of the Greensburg Wind Farm.The wind farm was financed in part through NativeEnergy’s innovative Help Buildâ ¢ carbon offsets. By purchasing Help Buildâ ¢ offsets, companies and individuals across the U.S. provided critical upfront funding for project construction. In return, they received a share of the project’s long-term verified greenhouse gas reductions. Major project supporters included: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Ben & Jerry’s, Brighter Planet, Stonyfield, CLIF Bar, Aveda, Clean Air-Cool Planet, and Reverb.”When NativeEnergy first brought the Greensburg Wind Farm to us, we were excited to be early supporters,” said Paul Comey, vice president of Environmental Affairs at GMCR, Inc. “Upon visiting the site and meeting the community, we realized we could make a difference. By purchasing carbon offsets from the project, we are mitigating our carbon footprint while helping Greensburg along its journey to become the greenest community in America.””I’ve seen first-hand the tremendous progress that the people of Greensburg have made in their commitment to becoming a truly green community, so being awarded ‘Wind Project of the Year’ is a fitting recognition,” said Chuck Bennett, vice president of Earth & Community Care at Aveda. “This tremendous honor reinforces my belief that Aveda’s support for the community and the wind project has been very well founded.”Jeff Bernicke, president of NativeEnergy, noted, “We are honored that the Greensburg Wind Farm has been named ‘Wind Project of the Year.’ This project demonstrates that well-planned environmental initiatives can have local economic and social advantages too. This was truly a community project’from the way it was financed to the benefits it offers.”The project, which began operating in March 2010, consists of 10 new wind turbines, 1.25 MW each. The project developer, owner, and operator is Exelon Wind, LLC (formerly John Deere Renewables, LLC). The wind farm’s exceptional community benefits include job creation, lease revenues for local farmers, and greenhouse gas reductions. It is expected to reduce nearly one half million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide over its 20 year life.For more information about the Greensburg Wind Farm, visithttp://www.nativeenergy.com/pages/greensburg/517.php(link is external).About Native EnergyNativeEnergy is a leading provider of verified carbon offsets and renewable energy credits. NativeEnergy’s Help Buildâ ¢ carbon offsets help finance the construction of Native American, family farm, and community-based carbon reduction projects. For more information, visit: www.nativeenergy.com(link is external). last_img read more

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GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgBUNCRANA GAA NOTES FOR WEEK ENDING SUN 15th January 2012CLG Bun Crannach Dinner Dance 2012The committee and members of CLG Bun Crannach are happy to announce that our Dinner Dance will take place in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Saturday 25th February. A great night is guaranteed with entertainment provided by Keltic Kaos plus some very special guests. Tickets will be on sale soon via club members, priced at EUR25. Everyone welcome, the more the merrier!Ulster GAA Coaching ConferenceThe annual Ulster GAA Coaching Conference will be held on Saturday 28th January in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown. The theme this year is “Education and Club Links in the GAA”. If any club coach is interested in attending or would like more information please contact Sean Noonan 087 9232988. Strictly Come Dancing DVDThe DVD of this fantastic entertaining night is now available at a cost of EUR20, copies are available from Hugh Quirke 086 062 6477.RecyclingFollowing on from our recent Scrap Saturdays initiative, Clothes recycling bins are now located at the Scarvy. All donations are welcome.LottoThe winning numbers in the €2,360 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 3rd January in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 13-20-23-31.There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:Chloe McLaughlin, 12 Carraig Fern.Sean Fleming, Barrick Hill.Charlie Donaghey, Drumfries.;Mary Dixon, Inch Island;Sarah McDaid, 15 Riverside, Gransha. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.CongratulationsThe committee and members of CLG Bun Crannach would like to congratulate Ryan and Claire Bradley on their recent wedding. Ryan yet again put in a strong performance for Donegal on Sunday, having convinced Claire to postpone the honeymoon.Use of FacilitiesUse of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).Club NotesAnyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisin at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list.If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisin atbuncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa orwww.twitter.com/buncranagaa Club P.R.O. Oisín DohertyEmail: buncrana.pro@gmail.com, oisindoherty03@gmail.comTel: 0863390666GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more