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I read through WRI’s factsheet this morning covering the things needed to create more wind energy jobs in the U.S. Besides the two listed below, the analyst also made a good point often overlooked – the local effect. As big turbine manufacturers roll into small towns, they usually look at local resources first. That means jobs, folks.
Develop a strong renewable energy standard, creating predictable demand for wind power which will attract manufacturing and jobs.
Pass a comprehensive climate and energy bill that sets a price on carbon, making wind power competitive with fossil fuel energy and providing wind power investors with the clear long-term market signal they need.