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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 14, 2012

Obama and Romney square off on energy issues

Nathanael Massey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-08-14 13:13:55

The U.S. wind sector grew substantially during 2011, a trend that is expected to continue until the end of this year, according to a new report by the Department of Energy. [ read more … ]

White House touts wind energy growth

By James O’Toole @CNNMoney  •    •  Posted 2012-08-14 13:14:12

The Obama Administration is calling for continued government support of wind energy, touting a new report showing that it accounted for nearly a third of new electric capacity added in the United States last year. A report released Tuesday by the Department of Energy says the U.S. wind power industry is “facing uncertain times,” growing strongly but confronting the possibility of an expiring tax credit that would deal it a severe blow.
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Failing wind market leads to job cuts at Vestas Pueblo factory

By Mark Jaffe, The Denver Post  •    •  Posted 2012-08-14 13:14:28

Vestas Wind Systems, the world’s largest wind- turbine maker, said Monday a weakening market is forcing it to cut about 20 percent of the 450 jobs at its tower factory in Pueblo. The soft market is a result of Congress not renewing the federal wind-production tax credit, which is set to expire in December, Aarhus, Denmark-based Vestas said in a statement.
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