THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

New Wind Farms in the U.S. Do Not Bring Jobs

Millions Have Been Invested in Wind Farms, but That Hasn’t Brought Jobs

Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies, according to a new report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C.

PHOTO  The American Wind Energy Association came out with a report last week that showed a drop in wind manufacturing jobs in the U.S. for last year.
Wind turbines are powered by strong prevailing winds in Palm Springs, Calif. The American Wind Energy Association came out with a report last week that showed a drop in wind manufacturing jobs in the United States for last year. But during that time, enough wind farms have been built to power 2.4 million homes and create lots of new, green jobs. Collapse

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Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines

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February 10, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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