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What Do North Dakota and Saudi Arabia Have in Common?

Posted by admin | January 31st, 2007 | Filed under Environmental Change, Outdoor Sport, Positive Change, Sustainability

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North Dakota Senator Bryon Dorgan said that “North Dakota is the Saudi Arabia of wind and we have the potential to build a significant wind industry that will bring good-paying jobs to our state, improve our environment, and help eliminate our nation’s dependence on foreign sources of energy.” That’s why Sam Salwei and Jason Magness set out the moment the new year was ushered in to snowkite across North Dakota. The traverse took them nearly two weeks and raised awareness of the potential of wind energy. They’ve named the trek “To Cross the Moon.â€?

One Response to “What Do North Dakota and Saudi Arabia Have in Common?”

  • January 18, 2007 at 10:32 pm | John says

    This might be common knowledge to most people tapped into sustainability issues, but the US headquater for the largest manufacturer of wind turbines in the world is located here in Portland. It’s a Danish company by the name Vestas. Here’s a link to their website discussing wind power and sustainability http://www.vestas.com/vestas/global/en/Sustainability/sustainability/.
    On my windsurfing excursions in the Gorge last summer, I frequently saw trucks carrying towers and turbines to be installed in Eastern Oregon. PGE own and operates the sites. Soon we should be able to purchase electricity produced by wind turbines.


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