College Professor Biking 1,250 Miles To Promote Midwest Wind

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Jim Tinjum, an avid bicyclist and professor of energy engineering and sustainability at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is in the middle of a 1,250-mile biking trip dedicated to promoting wind energy.

According to the university, Tinjum is biking for three weeks across the upper Midwest. UW-Madison says he aims to “bring visibility and raise awareness about wind energy, especially in Wisconsin.”

Serving as program director for the UW-Madison Engineering Professional Development, Tinjum also teaches a course on wind power.

During his #BiketheWind tour, he plans to “bring attention to Wisconsin’s slow embrace of wind energy” and “highlight the successful energy sites in the Badger State.” Tinjum is also visiting wind power facilities in Minnesota and South Dakota.

Tinjum’s journey can be followed on his blog here.

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