The blade traveled more than 4,000 miles through 10 states, gathering signatures from Americans who support clean energy. It arrived in Washington, D.C., this week and was parked in front of the main gate at Nationals Park for the 2010 Congressional Baseball Game.
‘Manufactured in South Dakota, the wind turbine blade symbolizes how clean energy creates new U.S. manufacturing jobs, in addition to providing clean power for America's homes and factories,’ says Vic Abate, vice president for renewables at GE Energy. ‘It's clear from the more than 6,000 signatures on this traveling petition that Americans are calling on the president and Congress to act now on clean energy policies that will increase energy security, reduce dependence on foreign oil and build a more sustainable clean energy future.’
More than 6,000 Americans across the country signed the blade, which carries the message ‘I'm helping to build America's energy future.’