Lu Nelsen is a believer in the power of conversation. Some days, he even depends on conversations to get his job done.
For the last five years, he has helped track renewable energy and infrastructure development across the Midwest and Great Plains while working as a policy associate for the Center for Rural Affairs.
“I talk to a lot of people who see the potential of renewable energy development,” Lu said. “That can be everything from generating new income, to saving them money on their electric bill, or benefiting the environment.”