Peterborough, New Hampshire [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] A study released last week by the Minnesota legislature found that the state could get 25% of its energy from wind without affecting transmission reliability or significantly raising utility operating costs. The study proves that, in addition to being clean, wind can be a cost-effective and reliable resource for many parts of America. Mark Ahlstrom, President of WindLogics, talks about his company’s role in the study what the findings mean for the American wind industry.Also in the podcast: Rainwater harvesting for homeowners. Most suburban and urban planning is designed to shed rainwater rather than retain it. But if homeowners collect that water and put it to good use, they can save a lot of energy and money. Brad Lancaster, Author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands, will give some tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly by harvesting rainwater and utilizing some simple integrated design techniques. Inside Renewable Energy offers the latest in renewable energy news and information.