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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 9, 2012

Obama win may bring tax credit renewal, but wind turbine maker plans more layoffs

E&E  •    •  Posted 2012-11-09 13:03:17

President Obama’s re-election all but ensures the reinstatement of the production tax credit that benefits the U.S. wind industry, the chief executive officer of Vestas Wind Systems A/S said yesterday. But employees at the Danish company won’t have much to cheer about, as the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer announced it would cut an additional 3,000 jobs by the end of next year on top of the 3,700 it already eliminated this year. [ read more … ]

Obama re-election energizes environmental agenda

Wendy Koch, USA TODAY  •    •  Posted 2012-11-09 13:01:15

The 2012 election, especially President Obama’s victory, suggests the nation’s energy and environmental agenda will largely continue in the same direction — not great news for many Romney supporters. Perhaps, but the 2012 elections and especially President Obama’s victory suggest the nation’s energy and environmental agenda will largely continue in the same direction — not great news for backers of GOP Gov. Mitt Romney. [ read more … ]

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