Sen. Dorgan Pitches Hydrogen Economy

Dorgan organized the Hydrogen Energy Action Summit to help connect researchers, government leaders and businesses with ongoing hydrogen research at North Dakota's colleges and universities.

Published: 09-Nov-2005

Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said this morning that the nation is well on its way to meeting targets for creating a new hydrogen economy that can help the country move away from dependence on foreign oil.

Dorgan, who said he convinced Congress to set those targets, spoke in Grand Forks, where the Hydrogen Energy Action Summit he sponsored is taking place. He was surrounded by examples of hydrogen-powered technology already coming into use, according to a Dorgan staff news release.

"New technologies are increasingly replacing old ones in the lives of everyday Americans," the senator told the summit participants, according to the release. "One of the reasons for that is that our country now has a firm plan, with progress measured against specific time-tables and goals. That means researchers, businesses, and industries can see that we are serious and committed to this effort, and they are choosing to become a part of it."

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