Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Answer is Blowing in the Wind Farms: Walker helped kill 33 Wind Energy Jobs, other States having Banner year.

Tax subsidies for wind and solar are drying up. Add to that Gov. Scott Walker’s distaste for any but coal and gas and legislators trying to stop wind development in the state, and you’ve got a job killing policy.

These job losses are Walker’s and our state congressional Republicans fault:
WKOW: A manufacturer that makes parts for wind turbines is closing its facility in Cuba City. 33 people will lose their jobs when the Wausaukee Composites factory closes … their primary customer is closing one of its facilities … it has been unable to find any new customers or other wind energy business because of federal tax law changes and decreased investment in the wind energy industry.
A while back, WKOW's Greg Neumann did a detailed report on wind opposition in Wisconsin:

Meanwhile, in this report from WPT's Market to Market, wind is picking up all over the country. Want to know what we're missing...maybe you don't. Great report on wind energy:

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