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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

June 25, 2012

Vestas to close China plant, cut 300-350 jobs

  •  Reuters  •  Posted 2012-06-25 10:57:50

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems said on Monday it will close a factory in China and cut 300-350 jobs in the process, due to forecast low demand for kilowatt turbines in the future. The world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer said it would phase out production of kilowatt turbines, including the V52-850 kilowatt and V60-850 kilowatt turbines produced at the Hohhot factory to be closed.
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Determined gentleman’ leads assault by ‘citizen renegades’ on wind power

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •  Reuters  •  Posted 2012-06-25 10:58:12

Look out, wind industry. John Droz Jr. has you in his sights. Droz, 66, is no inside-the-Beltway mover and shaker. He lives in the port town of Morehead City, N.C., when he isn’t at his Adirondacks cabin. He prefers sweater vests to pinstripes, and he describes himself as “just a busybody.” [ read more … ]

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