LED Holiday Lights

LED Holiday Lights

This article is an excerpt from the Department of Energy’s page on LED lighting. We love how it takes into account the longevity of an LED strand and lays out the math of electrical use. LED Holiday Lights LEDs consume far less electricity than incandescent bulbs, and decorative LED light strings such as Christmas tree lights are no different. Not only do LED holiday lights consume less electricity, they also

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We are hiring!

Check out these two opportunities to work with local, clean energy! Communications position announcement Nov2019 West Union Position Annoucement Learn more on our Jobs page

Repost: What are municipal utilities and why are they suddenly popular?

Repost: What are municipal utilities and why are they suddenly popular?

Can changing who delivers your electricity to you solve a slew of problems? SCOTTY HENDRICKS (A Decorah native!) 26 November 2019 Repost from Bigthink.com   Cities and movements across the country are considering running their own electric utilities. These operations, known as municipal utilities, are already widespread and have a respectable track record. Representatives of the campaigns to implement municipal control see this as a path to a green, democratic

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Giving thanks for our partners

Tis the season to give thanks! Here at the Winneshiek Energy District, we have deep, deep gratitude for countless community partners who are also working toward a clean, local, energy future for Winneshiek County and beyond. NEIA Energy Districts I’ll never forget the time a professor shouted at my group “stop acting like a bunch of trees and start acting like a forest!” We all knew what that meant: ditch

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Members make it happen. Join us!

Members make it happen. Join us!

We are grateful to all of the member-donors who supported this year’s clean local energy work with a tax-deductible donation.  These individuals and businesses provide essential matching funds for the grants that support roughly half of our work. Membership dollars help WED pursue important projects that are unlikely to be covered by grant funding. With inclusiveness as one of our core values, locally raised membership dollars to allow for WED staff

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Decorah Bank and Trust: A key partner for Energy Efficiency

Decorah Bank and Trust: A key partner for Energy Efficiency

By: Briana Burke, Green Iowa AmeriCorps NE Iowa’s Energy-Efficiency Triad In 2017 an estimated 66.7% to 86% of energy production in the United States was wasted (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2017). In a time when we are facing a climate crisis, we are not only the single largest per-capita producers of greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change, but well over half of our emissions end up in the atmosphere

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We’re Famous! Repost from energynews.us

We’re Famous! Repost from energynews.us

In Iowa, grassroots energy districts aim to spur local clean energy conversations In Iowa, grassroots energy districts aim to spur local clean energy conversations Karen Uhlenhuth, Energy News Network The concept is modeled on soil and water conservation districts that spread across the country in the 1930s. A decade ago, Craig Mosher was one of a half-dozen people trying to rethink energy in their small hometown of Decorah in northeast

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Join our team: Seeking Communications and Engagement Specialist

Do you care about local, clean energy for all? Are you a great communicator and community-builder? Join our team! The Winneshiek Energy District is looking for an experienced, part-time Communications and Community Engagement professional to join our team in Decorah, Iowa, beginning January 2020. Winneshiek Energy District (WED) is a northeast Iowa public benefit corporation located in Decorah, Iowa. You can read all about us on this nifty website – but

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Nine accomplishments from our 9th year

Nine accomplishments from our 9th year

Kristin Eggen, Communications Specialist Together with community partners and support from our members, we took some notable steps toward our shared goal of local, clean, efficient energy in Winneshiek County. Here are nine accomplishments from our ninth(!) year: Helped homeowners, businesses and farms invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in renewables and energy efficiency measures through our energy planning services Hosted Winneshiek Solar Fair connecting the public to local solar

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High Energy Bills? NEICAC can help.

Kristin Eggen, Communications Specialist For years the Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation has helped low-income households stay safe and warm with the weatherization  and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs (LIHEAP). If you or someone you know could benefit from assistance with your energy bills, these programs may be right for you. Click the links to learn more. Apply today! Weatherization The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides many northeast Iowans

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