Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Obama stimulus package includes some $25M for renewable energy

Powering Green-Collar Jobs
{Excerpts from video} The Obama stimulus package includes some $25 million for renewable energy, and one of the hottest items in that category right now is wind energy. In a nation facing record layoffs, it also seems to be where the jobs are right now. … There may be people eager to have the jobs to build these, but are there communities eager to have these - shall we say - “gracing” their skylines? You know, these are not the most ornate things . . .
click here for complete story & video http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2009/01/27/msnbc-power-lunch-powering-green-collar-jobs/

Meanwhile back at Clipper Wind...

Clipper Wind Power Reducing Workforce

Clipper Wind Power Inc., a wind turbine manufacturer with locations in Carpinteria, Calif., and London, says it will reduce its workforce by 90 positions. This reduction is directly related to the current economic climate in the U.S., according to the company. A number of Clipper’s customers have deferred delivery of wind turbines due to their inability to access tax equity and project debt financing. At the same time, the company’s clients have been impacted by the overall uncertainty of the world’s . . .
click here for the complete story http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2009/01/27/clipper-wind-power-reducing-workforce/


While Ted Kennedy has fought the Cape Wind project for eight years, Obama faces tough choice on Cape Cod wind farm
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s enthusiasm for alternative energy is being buffeted by two political forces on opposite sides of plans to build the nation’s first offshore wind farm off Cape Cod. A leading foe of the $1 billion project is Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., an early and influential backer of Obama’s presidential bid. A strong proponent is Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, a close friend of Obama and a source for some of his best campaign speech lines. The plan to erect . . .
Click here for the complete story http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2009/01/27/obama-faces-tough-choice-on-cape-cod-wind-farm/

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