Our goal is to bring benefit to Colville while protecting and preserving our lands
Carpinteria, California (PRWEB) January 13, 2009
Clipper Windpower, Inc. ("Clipper") today announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation ( "Colville") to pursue joint wind energy development activities within the Colville Reservation in Washington State.
Under the terms of the agreement, Clipper and Colville will work together to identify efficient wind energy resource areas within Tribal Lands with the intention of developing future wind energy generation projects. The agreement also provides the Tribe with a unique opportunity to participate fully in the development process. The benefits of the relationship include the potential to own a large part of the project, and to employ tribal members in the operation of the facility.
"We are delighted to support Colville as it pursues wind energy development on Tribal Lands" said John Lamb, President and CEO of Clipper Windpower Development Corporation. "With the growing global demand for pollution-free electricity, and the ability to preserve open space while generating long-term economic benefits, wind energy development offers 'win-win' opportunities for Native American Indian Tribes. We look forward to building a strong working relationship with the Colville Nation as we identify and optimize its wind energy potential."
"Our goal is to bring benefit to Colville while protecting and preserving our lands" said Ernie Clark of Colville. "We are pleased to work with Clipper, a pioneering company with extensive experience in developing world-class wind energy projects, and look forward to working through the wind resource and other feasibility studies currently underway. The Tribe is very excited about possible renewable energy developments, including wind."
In July 2008, wind resource studies were initiated by Clipper and Colville on Tribal Lands, including the installation of three 60 meter anemometer towers which will provide wind speed and direction data necessary for the completion of wind development feasibility assessments. Further pre-development feasibility studies, including thorough environmental impact assessments will be conducted as development activities progress.
The Colville Indian Reservation spans 1.4 million acres of North Central Washington primarily in Okanogan and Ferry counties. It is bordered to the east by the Okanogan River and to the west and south by Lake Roosevelt and the Columbia River.
About The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation http://www.colvilletribes.com is a Sovereign Nation and a federally recognized American Indian Tribe. The Confederated Tribes and the Colville Indian Reservation are governed by the Colville Business Council. From its administrative headquarters located at the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Agency at Nespelem, the Colville Business Council oversees a diverse, multi-million dollar administration that employs from 800 to 1200. Confederated Tribes strive to protect and enhance the quality of life for Colville tribal members and, at the same time, govern as a sovereign nation.
About Clipper Windpower
Clipper Windpower is a rapidly growing company engaged in wind energy technology, turbine manufacturing, and wind project development. With offices in the United Kingdom, United States of America (California, Colorado, Iowa, and Maryland), Denmark, and Mexico and a ISO9001:2000 QMS Certified, 330,000 square foot manufacturing and assembly facility located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the company designs advanced wind turbines, manufactures its 2.5-MW Liberty wind turbine and actively develops wind power generating projects in the Americas and Europe. Clipper is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Clipper's ticker symbol is CWP.
The ordinary shares of Clipper Windpower Plc are traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange and are not registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Such shares may not be offered or sold to residents of the United States or to persons acting on their behalf, or to other persons who are "United States Persons" within the meaning of Regulation S as promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, unless such shares have been registered under the Securities Act or there is an available exemption from registration.
For more information contact:
Director, Global Communications
Clipper Windpower Inc.
6305 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 300
Carpinteria, CA 93013