Rosebud Tribe Expands Tribal Leadership in Renewable Energy

[Native American Times] The Lakota Sioux of the Rosebud Tribe in South Dakota showed themselves to be one of the leaders in renewable energy in 2003 when they built the first-ever 750-kilowatt utility-scale commercial wind turbine in the lower 48 states wholly owned and operated by a Native American tribe. The tribe also negotiated the first tribal sale of the carbon offset “green tags” generated by this turbine to NativeEnergy of Vermont, which has marketed the tags to thousands of individual green power supporters, including Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, the Dave Mathews Band, the Natural Resources Defense Council for their Rolling Stones’ “Climate Change Awareness” concert and other parties interested in the development of renewable energy on Indian lands.
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