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For Opportunities in the New Green Economy, We Should Look to Norway

For Opportunities in the New Green Economy, We Should Look to Norway

Lois Quam argues in MinnPose that Norway and the United States can work together to create and promote a true "new green economy" that will create new industries, new investment opportunities, and new jobs.

Over the past several days the University of Minnesota and the Royal Norwegian Embassy have hosted Transatlantic Science Week. These annual meetings were initiated by the Norwegian government beginning in 2001 to strengthen cooperation in research, innovation and higher education between Norway, the United States and Canada.

The relationship between Norway and the United States is a long and distinguished one, particularly for those of us Minnesotans who claim Norwegian ancestry. From the Viking settlements in the New World to the migration of the religious Haugianere and the younger children who didn’t inherit the family farm, to the important collaboration during the Second World War and thereafter, our two countries have a vital and historic bond.

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