Windustry is a unique and steady national voice for clean local energy. We are a non-profit, independent advocate for community and distributed wind. Our core programs focus on increasing the potential of wind energy, and on advancing understanding of state, and federal policy to support the widespread development of distributed wind energy. By providing high quality wind energy information, outreach, and technical support we work to empower communities to develop and own wind energy as an environmentally sustainable asset. Windustry began its work providing in-depth wind energy information primarily to farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Since 1995, our work has grown to many areas of the US, where we work with schools, municipalities, public facilities, rural enterprises, small businesses, colleges, coops, and tribal communities to increase the opportunities for wind development and for the economic benefits to stay as local as possible. We work to remove the barriers to broad community ownership of wind energy.