Wind energy conference to be April 8-9 in Denver
April 14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) will co-sponsor the Colorado Wind and Distributed Energy: Renewables for Rural Prosperity Conference, April 8-9 in Denver.
RMFU will partner with the Governor’s Office of Energy Management and Conservation (OEMC) as well as other organizations representing rural citizens of Colorado.
“Generation of energy in rural areas ” both for use locally and to export to urban areas ” has become viable with today’s technology,” said RMFU President John Stencel. “It is RMFU’s goal to educate rural Coloradans about the possibility of energy generation to augment rural incomes and to stimulate economic activity at the local level. Producers need to learn about this technology, its potential and its challenges, so that they work together proactively, rather than simply waiting until they are offered a contract to host an energy generation facility on their property.”
The conference is the first conference in Colorado to focus on how farmers, ranchers, rural electric cooperatives and others interested in rural economic development can capture Colorado’s abundant wind energy resources and use locally-distributed energy to improve the economy of local communities. The conference will feature information on the latest technology and demonstrations.
The conference will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver. It is open to the public.
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For more information and to register, please visit the OEMC website at http://www.state.co.us/oemc or call 1-800-632-6662.