Reservation school looks to reap the wind
By Jomay Steen, Journal Staff Writer
KYLE -- Oglala Lakota College has collected its first month's worth of data in its year-long wind-energy study on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
With help from Foundation for the American Indian, an organization involved in promoting wind energy on reservations, the college has started recording wind speeds and directions. >>> More from RapidCityJournal.com
Wind Turbine Blows Away Turtle Mountain Fuel Cost
When Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) installs a 660-kilowatt wind turbine this summer, the tribal college will be completely energy self-sufficient. The 135,000-square-foot college building is designed around the concept of the Four Directions and the Seven Teachings of the Ojibwe. The building's entire heating and cooling system is built on geothermal energy (natural heat from the earth) and uses no fossil fuels. >> More from TribalCollegeJournal.org
Native Americans Lead the Way
Mainstream America may not realize it yet' but the age of dependence on energy sources that scar the land and pollute the air is passing. The age of clean, renewable energy from sources like sun and wind, running water and green plants is on its way in. And Native Americans are leading the revolution. >> More from Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory