Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., spoke of the importance of creating green jobs in the Northwest at the Wind Power Works! event at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).
OMSI teamed up with Iberdrola Renewables to host the event, which was designed to expose state residents to the science and technology that is supporting renewable energy in the Northwest.
‘New wind turbines spinning away across the state mean jobs for Oregonians, a boost for local economies and clean energy for consumers,’ says Blumenauer. ‘Thanks to the commitment of our industry partners, educators and local leaders, Oregon is becoming a national model for renewable energy development.’
The Wind Power Works! event, which ends today, features a mini version of Iberdrola's control center that monitors weather and wildlife activity, rescued raptors from Blue Mountain Wildlife and mini turbine models for testing wind energy generation.
SOURCE: Iberdrola Renewables